crimesider

Roubena Hartounian, Calif. day care director, arrested after 2-year-old is found high on marijuana, report says

Roubena Hartounian
Glendale Police Department via CBS Los Angeles
(CBS) LA CRESCENTA, Calif. - The director of a day care program in Southern California was arrested Wednesday after a 2-year-old girl, who was under her supervision, was found high on marijuana, according to CBS Los Angeles.

Roubena Hartounian was reportedly taken into custody on suspicion of child neglect and endangerment.

The 2-year-old's parents reportedly noticed that their daughter looked lethargic when they picked her up from the day care Hatounian ran out of her home in La Crescenta. Later that day, they took the child to the hospital where tests confirmed she had marijuana in her system.

CBS Los Angeles reports the day care was shut down after authorities discovered it didn't have power and there were rat droppings inside.

The 50-year-old Hartounian is scheduled for an arraignment Friday.

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

Comments

Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App