Parents Smoke Marijuana With Baby in Backseat, Police Say

Police have arrested a couple allegedly caught smoking marijuana while waiting in the drive-through line at an Arby's restaurant with their 1-year-old in the back seat.

A restaurant employee noticed the aroma late Friday and called 911, then had the couple wait for their order of chicken as police sped to the scene.

Officer Brian Silcox said he smelled marijuana while approaching the car. He said both 27-year-old Marshall Chatman and 25-year-old Constance Payne told officers Chatman had been smoking a cigar.

Police also said a loaded handgun was found in the car.

Chatman and Payne were arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent. Chatman also was arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Child welfare officials took custody of the baby.

The couple's first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.