Couple who left baby outside admit to drug use

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The parents of an infant left outside overnight in the rain have told investigators that they were smoking K2 when they left their child alone.

The Argus Leader reports that 28-year-old Mary Jennesse has been booked into jail on charges of abuse or cruelty to a minor under the age of 7. Her husband, 38-year-old Ronald Harrison, had previously been arrested after telling police that an argument led to the child being left outside.

Court documents say Jennesse told police that they had ``blanked out'' and fabricated the argument story. The records say she told authorities they had smoked one or two bags of K2.

Authorities say the 2-month-old baby was left 18 hours overnight until an employee at Faith Family Church in Sioux Falls found him the next morning.