Doctors Say Wichita Infant Had Meth In System

6 years 1 month 3 days ago Wednesday, September 12 2012 Sep 12, 2012 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:22:51 AM CDT September 12, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police in Wichita say an 8-month-old girl whose mother claimed she had fallen off a bed was really under the influence of methamphetamine.

KSNW-TV reports the baby was upgraded to stable condition Tuesday at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. The 34-year-old mother has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

Police say the mother called paramedics Monday saying her daughter was unresponsive after falling out of bed. The baby was taken in critical condition to the hospital, where doctors found meth in her system.

The baby has been placed in protective custody. A 50-year-old man living at the same extended-stay motel as the mother and child has also been arrested. It wasn't clear Tuesday how the baby inhaled or ingested meth.

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