Pa. man charged for tot's pot-handling phone video

April 25, 2012 - 9:25 AM

FARRELL, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man's cell phone contained video of a boy, about 2, who is being taught how to break up marijuana buds for sale by rubbing them in his hands.

Southwest Mercer County Regional Police don't know who the boy is, but say the phone belongs to 25-year-old Christopher Cordero, of Farrell, whose voice can be heard instructing the boy.

Police seized the phone and about 10 ounces of pot, drug paraphernalia and clothing they say belonged to Cordero when they searched a car involved in a shooting on Feb. 15.

The Herald of Sharon reports Cordero was ordered to stand trial Tuesday on charges of drug possession and criminal use of a cell phone on which police say they found hundreds of drug-related text messages and the video.

Cordero's attorney didn't immediately return a call.

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Information from: The Herald, http://www.sharon-herald.com