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Published September 20, 2012, 05:45 PM

Fargo apartment busted for drugs with a 4-year-old inside

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A man and woman are arrested when police find 5 pounds of marijuana, more than 7 thousand dollars in cash and 3 handguns inside an apartment.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A man and woman are arrested when police find 5 pounds of marijuana, more than 7 thousand dollars in cash and 3 handguns inside an apartment.

The most alarming part, marijuana and a gun were found in a closet, right next to a sleeping 4 year old child.

Police say they found that gun in what appeared to be the child's backpack,

as for the marijuana it was on the floor so close to the child it could have been used as a pillow.

Here are the 2 people arrested in this case. 20 year old Michael James faces up to 21 years in prison and a 22-thousand dollar fine. 23 year old Shatonna Cook could get 10 years in prison and a 10-thousand dollar fine.

A Fargo narcotics unit executed the search warrant yesterday at an apartment just northwest of the Olive Garden.

Lt. Joel Vettel with the Fargo Police says, "when people look at marijuana and often times look at it as a minor drug issue I think what people need to recognize especially when you're talking about drug trafficking there is a certain element of violence that is associated with that type of behavior."

The 4 year old child is now in protective custody.

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