Toddler Swallows Large Amount of Cocaine

A woman in Carteret County faces criminal charges after her 23 month old swallowed some of her cocaine. Investigators with the Carteret County Sheriff's Department arrested 35 year old Amy Debruhl of Morehead City and charged her with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for child neglect. Lawmen say Debruhl's 23 month old son got a hold of her cocaine stash, swallowed it and had to be hospitalized. According to the incident report, the child had a swollen face, breathing difficulties and seizures while at the hospital. Investigators say it's unclear at this point just how the child got a hold of the drugs. Debruhl is currently out on bond. The child was treated and released from the hospital and is in temporary custody of a relative.


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