A mother will face court after her baby was hospitalised with seizures when he allegedly consumed the drug ice.
The 21-month-old boy tested positive for having consumed methylamphetamine, known as ‘ice’, after he was taken to Wollongong Hospital in NSW suffering seizures in January this year, reports 7 NEWS.
The boy had slept alone in his mum’s room the previous evening, where it is possible he had access to the drugs, police say.
He is now in the care of NSW Family and community Services.
UPDATE – The woman failed to appear in court claiming she is ‘too sick’ to make an appearance.
Magistrate Susan McGowan granted the adjournment in court on Wednesday, with the case expected to return to court on September 14.
“I note the offence is alleged to have occurred on January 25 and the child is in [external] care, so there’s no immediate danger to the little one, so a two-week adjournment is not putting anyone at risk,” Ms McGowan said.
The 27-year-old Koonawarra woman has been charged with a child abuse offence and six counts of drug possession.
If she fails to show at court for a second time, a warrant could be issued for her arrest.
More details to come…
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