KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City mother is behind bars in Cass County, after deputies said she was driving while high on drugs with her 3-year-old son in the back seat.
Robyn Colston is now charged with endangering the welfare of a child, drug possession and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
“I just can’t hardly believe that she done got on the highway, this same day that she sat here and talked to me,” said Colston’s former neighbor, Dorothy Dawson. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Dawson said she noticed something strange that day, when Colston stopped by her home with her 3-year-old son.
“I just noticed her talking all weird,” Dawson said, “saying weird things, and I knew it didn’t make sense, what she was saying.”
She claims Colston wasn’t closely watching the child, as he ran around and climbed on a cement wall.
When FOX 4 asked Dawson if she felt the child was in danger, she said, “I did…because she just wasn’t paying the baby any attention.”
Cass County deputies said Colston then hit the highway and headed for Harrisonville, Mo., where she was soon pulled over for driving slow in the fast lane and having her hazard lights on.
Prosecutors said Colston was incoherent, had an open container of liquor in the front seat and marijuana in the center console – all while her little boy was fast asleep in the backseat.
“I really don’t know what to think,” Dawson said, “because I just knew that she had no business with that baby, even that day she was her.”
Prosecutors said Colston had marijuana and depressants in her system, and later filed criminal charges.
It’s an arrest Dawson hopes serves as a wake-up call for Colston.
“I hope she’ll learn a lesson,” she said.
Colston’s parents told FOX 4 they did not want to comment on the situation, only saying her little boy is safe and in the custody of his godmother.