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Mother accused of hiding marijuana inside baby wipes container

Shannon Yorke, 23, arrested Monday in Oakland Park

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OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A woman from Lauderdale Lakes is facing multiple charges after marijuana was found inside her car while she was driving around with her 8-month-old son, Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said.

Shannon Yorke, 23, was arrested Monday on charges of child neglect, possession of cannabis and operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.

According to an arrest report, Yorke, whose driver's license was suspended Aug. 31, was pulled over on the Interstate 95 on-ramp off West Oakland Park Boulevard.

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A deputy said she smelled marijuana coming from Yorke's car and asked Yorke to step out of the car.

The deputy said a small bag containing 2.5 grams of marijuana was found inside a baby wipes container in a diaper bag.

Yorke was taken into custody, and her car and her son were released to her mother. 

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