Griffis and the man in the vehicle, identified as 27-year-old Darius Edwards of Atlanta, told police they did not have any marijuana on them.
“Upon a probable cause search of the vehicle,” the officer stated in the report, “I began to locate loose raw marijuana throughout the vehicle. I then began to find loose marijuana in the hair and clothing of all the children inside the vehicle.”
Police believe Edwards or Griffis attempted to throw the marijuana out the window, but it blew back into the vehicle and covered the children. Griffis’ blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit, according to the report.
In addition to seven counts of child endangerment by DUI, Griffis was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license, providing law enforcement with a false name and date of birth, three counts of seat belt violations and four counts of child safety restraint violations, police said. She was released from the Henry County jail on $18,000 bond.
Edwards was charged with possession of marijuana, according to the report. He was released from the jail on $800 bond.