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Baby Boy Tests Positive for Cocaine and PCP

After noticing her 1 year old son was alarmingly more sluggish than usual, a mother rushed her son to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Hospital officials immediately called the police to report the child had tested positive for cocaine and PCP. Reported as an incident of child abuse, the family was put under investigation.

Investigators went to the family’s house and found an assortment of drug paraphernalia. It was reported that a witness saw the toddler chewing on a piece of aluminum foil that seemed to contain drugs on it, and left a black substance on his teeth.

Phencyclidine, PCP, is a psychedelic dissociative drug that produces hallucinogenic effects. The drug can be snorted, eaten and smoked; in this case the toddler was able to obtain the tinfoil that is used to smoke the drug.
Later in the day the baby was in good condition at the hospital and is under observation. Charges have not been filed yet against the parents.

In many cases kids are taken away and put in the system when child abuse is reported and files are charged. It is sad when a kid is taken away from their parents and have no one to rely on. In cases such as these it is in the best interest for the kid to be taken away. It is not healthy for a child to be exposed to drugs in the safety of their own home.

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