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South Florida mother arrested after marijuana found in child's lunchbox, BSO says

Tasha Sims tells deputy that she got scared, hid marijuana in lunchbox

Tasha Sims hid some marijuana in her daughter's lunchbox after she was pulled over by a deputy in Pompano Beach, according to an arrest report.
Tasha Sims hid some marijuana in her daughter's lunchbox after she was pulled over by a deputy in Pompano Beach, according to an arrest report.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida mother was arrested Wednesday after a deputy found marijuana in her child's lunchbox during a traffic stop, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report.

Tasha Sims, 33, faces charges of child neglect, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.

According to the arrest report, Sims was stopped by a deputy in Pompano Beach because the registered owner of the car she was driving didn't have a valid license.

The arresting deputy noticed that Sims' daughter was sitting in the front passenger seat without a seatbelt, eating something out of a pink lunchbox.

According to the report, the deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and asked Sims if she had anything illegal inside.

"I got some (expletive) in the car," Sims said, according to the report.

When the deputy asked her where he could find it, she told him it was in her child's lunchbox, the report said.

The deputy found a metal grinder with a small amount of marijuana inside the lunchbox, the report said.

Sims told the deputy that she knew her license was suspended and got scared when he pulled her over, so she put it in her daughter's lunchbox and told her not to touch it, the report said.

"She admitted that she messed up and that it was wrong," the deputy wrote.


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