Two women are facing charges after Iowa City Police say they used a baby to try and smuggle marijuana out of an apartment complex. The women, Alicia Reed and Kenyatta Taylor, were arrested last Friday afternoon at Taylor’s apartment. Both women are 21-year-old. Officers were executing a search warrant after receiving information that there were drugs in the apartment. Reed attempted to leave the residence with a three-month-old baby.
When officers asked to look through the baby’s blankets, several bags of marijuana fell to the ground as Reed went to set the baby down. Police then searched Taylor’s apartment and found more than 42 grams of packaged marijuana, a digital scale and other items used for dealing drugs under a couch. Taylor’s three young children were in the apartment at the time. Both Reed and Taylor face child endangerment and drug charges.