Child neglect charged in marijuana smoke case

Joshua C Janes. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus man was arrested Friday on child neglect charges after his daughter was left smelling of marijuana smoke in a car.

The Columbus police department was called to a report of suspicious activity in a car on 7th Street at about 3:45 p.m. When officers talked to the man in the car, 32-year-old Joshua C. Janes of Columbus, they smelled a heavy scent of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, and his daughter was in the back seat. A search also revealed unsecured firearms inside the vehicle as well as a glass smoking device.

Janes is facing preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The girl was released to a family member and the Department of Child and Family Services assisted with the investigation.