Mother arrested after son, 7, arrives at school high on cocaine

Woman is found to be under the influence as well

Colin Drury
Saturday 21 April 2018 18:21 BST
7-year-old boy turns up to school high on cocaine in Urbana, Illinois

A mother has been arrested in the US after her seven-year-old son turned up to school high on cocaine, it has been reported.

Teachers called paramedics after the youngster became drowsy and unresponsive at North Elementary School in Urbana, Ohio.

Hospital doctors discovered the class A drug in the boy’s system after running tests, according to local news channel WDTN.

His mother, who has not been named, was detained by police after she arrived at Urbana Mercy Health Hospital to collect the child – and was then herself found to be under the influence of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl.

She told the police the boy may have inhaled the drugs when he was left unattended before school. She is facing multiple charges relating to use and possession of drugs.

Benjamin Cash, a neighbour, told WDTN: “It almost brings a tear to your eye. It's crazy. You got to be thankful for the good staff members and good teachers."

Another, Lee Ann Steed, added: “A seven-year-old child should never even be around drugs. They shouldn't even know the word cocaine or any other substance. It's just not fair."

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