MPD investigates disturbing social media picture

MPD investigates disturbing social media picture

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department is investigating a social media post that may show a child smoking marijuana.

WMC Action News 5 alerted the authorities to the presence of the picture. It comes from a Snapchat account for a woman believed to be a mother living in Memphis.

"It's just getting out of hand," Mike Augustus said. "It's babies raising babies basically."

It's unclear whether the child is actually smoking weed or if he's just pretending, but those who saw the photo said that distinction doesn't matter.

"Whether he's playing or not, a child shouldn't even be doing that," Latrice Grandberry said.

MPD said it's trying to determine when and where the pictures were taken.

"He doesn't look like he's any more than 5 or 6," Augustus said. "If that was me in my day, I would have some teeth missing or a busted lip--one of the two."

"The fact that this little boy has it in his mouth kind of makes me wonder where the parents are while they are doing this," Grandberry said.

No charges have been filed at this time since the investigation is still ongoing.

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