Minor in possession laws are in place to protect minors against the possession of alcohol and drugs. With these laws, it doesn't matter if the person was actually using the substance. Instead, they are all about the actual possession.
Tulare police arrested and charged three area residents with child torture and attempted homicide on Saturday, July 15. The three defendants were taken into police custody after a representative with Tulare Regional Medical Center reported that a 2-year-old boy was brought there unresponsive and with obvious signs of abuse.