Crime

Hawaii Man Arrested For Giving Marijuana To Child In His Care

| by Karin Sun
Michael PrimacioMichael Primacio

A Hawaii man has been charged with child endangerment for allegedly giving marijuana to a child in his care.

Michael Primacio, 33, reportedly offered the child, who is younger than 10 years old, some marijuana to smoke, according to Hawaii News Now. The incident occurred in Kahuku, an area on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

A family member reportedly witnessed Primacio placing a lit marijuana joint into the child's mouth and taking it out, and the child exhaling the smoke.

Primacio reportedly fled the home after the family member confronted him about the incident, but later returned and was arrested.

He was arrested on Dec. 6 and charged with one count of felony child endangerment for his actions.

This was not the first time a caretaker was caught giving marijuana to a child.

In May 2011, a babysitter in Upper Burrell Township, Pennsylvania, was charged with child endangerment after giving butter laced with the illegal drug to a 12-year-old girl and two other children, WTSP reported.

The woman allegedly spread the pot-laced butter on two pieces of toast and gave them to the girl, claiming it was "parsley butter."

Sources: Hawaii News Now, WTSP / Photo Credit: Hawaii News Now