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"Baby With Bong" Facebook Photo Arrest; Fla. Mom Rachel Stieringer Faces Drug Charges

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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. (CBS/AP) Remember this little guy?

The Florida mother who took this photo seen around the world has been arrested.

Nineteen-year-old Rachel Stieringer turned herself in to Clay County Sheriff's deputies and has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after she took a picture of her baby "smoking" out of a bong and posted it on Facebook.

Stieringer claimed that the photo was taken as a joke to show one of her friends;  however, the supposed prank backfired bigtime when a Texas resident got wind of the photo and notified Florida's abuse hot line.

The Florida Department of Children and Families launched an investigation into Stieringer's parenting skills and announced Monday that although the bong appears to be smoke-filled the baby sustained no injuries in the taking of this photo, and his drug tests came back negative.

However, his chances of someday being appointed to the Supreme Court have taken a big hit.

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