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Nacogdoches PD: Mother abandons child, caught smoking marijuana

Mikayla Poteet (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail) Mikayla Poteet (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

A Nacogdoches woman is behind bars tonight after authorities say she abandoned her child and was caught smoking marijuana. 

According to the Nacogdoches Police Department, 23-year-old Mikayla Poteet left her 4-year-old child in a parking lot around 7:30 Saturday evening with outside temperatures near freezing. 

Authorities say the child was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and was wet. Police later found Poteet smoking marijuana with friends. She is being held on charges of abandonment and endangerment of a child and remains at the Nacogdoches County Jail. That child is now in the custody of relatives. 

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