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Parents allegedly driving under the influence accused of child endangerment

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Antwon Barnett, Wylanda Simms

OKLAHOMA CITY – Two parents are behind bars for child endangerment after police say they were driving under the influence of drugs.

Antwon Barnett was driving near NW 23rd and N. Broadway Ave. when he was pulled over for an expired tag, according to the police report.

When the officer approached Barnett’s vehicle, he says he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

The police officer noticed that Barnett had bloodshot eyes and appeared very lethargic.

Barnett and his passenger, Wylanda Simms, both told police that they had smoked marijuana about 30 to 45 minutes before being pulled over.

Simms told the officer there was also marijuana under her seat.

The couple’s 4-year-old son was also found in the back seat and did not have the required safety seat, according to the police report.

The parents were booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on numerous charges including child endangerment and possession of marijuana.

Barnett is also facing charges for driving under the influence of drugs.

 

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