POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A 33-year-old South Florida woman faces multiple charges after a sheriff's deputy found marijuana in her young niece's lunchbox during a traffic stop, authorities said.
Broward sheriff's officials told local news outlets that Tasha Sims was arrested Wednesday in Pompano Beach.
An arrest report says the deputy stopped Sims and smelled marijuana when he approached the car. He asked if she had anything in the vehicle. The deputy said Sims told him that she put marijuana in the girl's lunchbox because she was afraid when he pulled her over.
The deputy wrote that Sims admitted that she "messed up."
She is charged with child neglect, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license and was issued several citations. The girl was released to her mother.
Records don't indicate whether Sims has a lawyer.
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