JOINT CHILD ENDANGERMENT INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN MULTIPLE ARRESTS AND SEIZURES
JACKSON, MS – Multiple arrests have been made in a joint investigation of child endangerment involving drugs in Pike County, Mississippi. On September 15, 2020, Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics McComb District Office received multiple complaints about a video on social media that featured an adult giving a toddler marijuana to smoke. MBN Agents determined that Kalie Green originally recorded the video on Snapchat. MBN subsequently contacted the Pike County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in the investigation.
MBN Agents and Pike County Deputies visited several addresses before locating Green, A.W., and the toddler (A.W.’s son) at a residence in Pike County. Agents interviewed Green and A.W. and learned that both had knowledge of the toddler being allowed to smoke marijuana. It was also learned that A.W. had allowed the toddler to smoke marijuana multiple times in the past. Green, A.W., and the toddler were transported to Pike County Sheriff’s Office for further interview. The Department of Child Protection Services met with Deputies at the Pike County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the welfare of the toddler. At the conclusion of the investigation, MDCPS took custody of the toddler.
Green and A.W. identified the individual in the video that offered the toddler marijuana as William Albright and indicated that this event occurred at Albright’s home in McComb, Mississippi. MBN Agents and Pike County Deputies traveled to Albright’s residence and developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant. During execution of the search warrant, Agents found that Albright and his live-in girlfriend, Samantha Dykes, were not home. Agents subsequently located approximately 50 dosage units of a Schedule V Controlled Substance and multiple items of marijuana paraphernalia. As Agents were finishing execution of the search warrant, Albright and Dykes arrived at the residence. When questioned about the incident recorded on Snapchat, Albright admitted that he had allowed the toddler to smoke marijuana.
As a result of this investigation:
William Albright, 46, of McComb, MS, was charged with Distribution of Marijuana, Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
A.W., 26, of McComb, MS, was charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana.
Kalie Green, 24, of Summit, MS, was charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
Samantha Dykes, 51, of McComb, MS, was charged with Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance.