Kelly Mena, 24, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.
He left Manhattan Criminal Court Saturday after his arraignment.
Mena said he put the 14 bags of marijuana into the girl's pink Minnie Mouse backpack and put the bag into a car belonging to the girl's father, Francelot Graham, 27. Mena and Graham are friends, the newspaper said.
Mena allegedly forgot to take the weed out of the bag before the girl took the bag with her to Early Life school in Harlem Friday. Teachers discovered the drugs after detecting that the girl smelled of pot, police said.
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