A diaper-clad child trying to cross Essa Road resulted in police busting a criminal.
Police had several calls around 10 a.m. Sunday about a child trying to cross the road.
When police arrived, the boy’s parents were on the scene and police said it appears the youngster had unlocked a side door and made his way to the roadway.
When officers went with the parents’ home to check out the child’s living conditions, they found about 200 marijuana plants and 283 grams of dried pot in a basement room next to the boy’s playroom.
Police arrested a 30-year-old Barrie man and charged him with possession for purpose of trafficking, possession of substance and unlawfully producing substance.