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Georgia Mom Charged With Possessing Two Guns and Marijuana at Epcot

Three days after the reopening of Epcot, a Georgia mom was charged with possessing two guns and marijuana. The firearms and illegal substance were found in her infant’s diaper bag by Disney security.

Yunique Smith of Stone Mountain, Georgia was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, according to her arrest report. The incident took place on July 18th.

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Smith was going through the park security line with her 7-month-old baby, 7-year-old son, and her baby’s father when they were escorted to a security office. It was there that a security member, “opened the diaper bag and observed the firearm in plain view, as well as a plastic baggie [gallon size] with what appeared to be cannabis,” the report said.

An Orange County deputy responded to the report at Epcot. A 9mm handgun was identified, along with a .45 handgun that was found upon further search of the diaper bag. Smith admitted that both firearms and marijuana belonged to her.

According to authorities, Smith did not have a concealed carry permit. Regardless of this, Disney prohibits all guests, even ones with concealed carry permits, from bringing firearms into the parks.

Every year there are at least one or two guests who try to enter the theme parks with firearms or illegal substances. Disney has not made an official statement on this report.


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Written by Caitlyn Burke

Hi there! I am a college student studying Sport and Entertainment Management! I love yoga, the outdoors, and, of course, all things Disney. My goal is to inspire people to find the positive in every day life. Have a **magical** day!

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