Toddler Hospitalized After Ingesting Cocaine-UPDATE
ATLANTA (AJC/WAOK)-According to the AJC, a 34-year-old grandmother sought by Palmetto police after her grandson allegedly ingested crack cocaine surrendered to authorities Tuesday afternoon, and the fugitive squad was seeking the woman’s 22-year-old boyfriend, as of Tuesday evening.
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A 13-month-old south Fulton County boy was taken to the hospital after ingesting cocaine, and authorities are now looking for the child’s grandmother and her boyfriend.
Active warrants were issued Monday for Ebony Daniel, 34, and Charlie Martin, 22, charging both with possession of cocaine, cruelty to children in the first degree and reckless conduct, according to Sgt. Lee Gragg of the Palmetto Police Department.
The child’s 17-year-old mother is considered a witness and has not been charged, Gragg said.
Police said they received a call at 5 p.m. Saturday from Piedmont Newnan Hospital about a toddler who had been brought in by his mother.
Officers were told that the boy, whose name was not released, had ingested cocaine at the home of the boy’s mother and her boyfriend in the 200 block of Elm Street, police said.
The child was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Eggleston, where he was admitted to the hospital for observation and tested positive for cocaine, police said.
Saturday night, Palmetto police executed a search warrant at the boy’s home, and “evidence was found and collected at the residence,” Gragg said. He did not go into details.
The child has since been released from the hospital, and investigators said Monday they were awaiting toxicology reports to determine how much cocaine he ingested.