EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy who was concerned that a toddler might have inhaled heroin smoke sent the 2-year-old boy to a hospital and arrested the mother after a traffic stop.
A Snohomish County sheriff’s spokesperson says a deputy was arresting a man in the car on a warrant Thursday night when the deputy saw drug paraphernalia in the possession of a 22-year-old woman. The spokesperson says the woman appeared to be under the influence of drugs, as did the child in the backseat.
Medics took the boy to a hospital and he’s been turned over to the care of Child Protective Services.
The woman was arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment and heroin possession.