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Woman cited for child restraint violation

Sandusky Register Staff • Mar 13, 2014 at 4:20 PM

A Sandusky woman gave officers difficulty Monday evening after a fellow driver saw children unrestrained in her station wagon.

Nichole Walton, 25, 100 block W. Cowdery St., was charged with marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia and cited for a child restraint violation. At about 7:30 p.m., a driver reported seeing two children not wearing seat belts or safety seats.

Officers quickly located Walton’s vehicle in a Lawrence Street driveway, still running, according to a police report.

When officers informed Walton of the complaint, she began yelling. Officers then searched her vehicle because they smelled marijuana, and she began yelling again, the report said. Walton tried to pull her purse from the vehicle, then pulled away from officers when they went to search her.

Found inside her purse were two bags of alleged marijuana. A 10-month-old child was not properly restrained, while two other children, ages 5 and 7, were not restrained at all, the report said.

Walton was released, and the children were left with their mother, who was also a passenger.

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