PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Two kids are okay and Prince Albert, Sask. police have launched a child abandonment investigation after they were left alone in a truck on one of the hottest days of the year.
Police were initially told an animal had been left in a vehicle at a business in the 2900-block of 2nd Avenue West.
Officers failed to locate the vehicle but found a truck with two children inside, a 10-year-old boy and a one-year-old toddler.
The truck wasn’t running and the driver’s side window was open about two inches while the parents were at a local business.
Officers who spoke with the boy while they waited for the parents to return smelled what they thought was marijuana inside the truck.
When the parents did return about eight minutes later, they were asked if there were drugs inside the truck, and a bag of marijuana was turned over to the officers.
A 34-year-old man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance
His name has not been released.
Police continue to investigate and say more details will be released as it becomes available.
Prince Albert police are using the incident to remind people that it is not okay to leave children in a vehicle on a hot day, even with the windows down, no matter how short the stop.
Anyone who sees a child in a hot vehicle are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.