Published On: Sat, Mar 23rd, 2013

Bradenton parents, James Dunlap and Megan Johnson, arrested for child neglect after baby chokes on marijuana pipe screen

Two Bradenton, Florida parents have been arrested and charged with child neglect with great bodily harm after their baby choked on a screen used for a marijuana pipe earlier this week, according to a Bradenton Herald report Thursday.

James Dunlap Image/Manatee County Jail

James Dunlap
Image/Manatee County Jail

According to police, the father, 24-year-old James Dunlap changed the screen on his marijuana pipe Sunday and apparently dropped a screen on the couch.

Later that morning, the mother, 24-year-old Megan Johnson put the baby on the couch to apply lotion when the child swallowed the mesh screen.

According to the Bradenton Herald report, the baby “began to choke, cough and vomit in an attempt to dislodge the screen.”

The doctor who treated the baby said if the screen was in a slightly different position, it could have much worse perhaps fatal.

Dunlap and Johnson are being held at the Manatee County jail without bond.




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