Dad busted at school for retrieving pot from son's Elmo backpack

Menallen, PA - (NBC) - A Pennsylvania father is in jail on $100,000 bond after a plan to hide marijuana in his son's Elmo backpack went awry.

Ronald Washington, 33, of Uniontown contacted officials at a Menallen Township elementary school to see if his son had arrived for kindergarten on Thursday.

Washington told officials he needed to retrieve an important item from the child's backpack.

Suspicious school officials searched the Elmo backpack and found almost 4 ounces of marijuana.

Washington was arrested by officers up his arrival at the school.

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