Mother Charged After Baby Ingests Cocaine, PCP

Mother charged with misdemeanor

By Jenel Nels
|  Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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A Garfield Park woman faces misdemeanor charges of endangering the life and health of a child after her 1-year old son overdosed on cocaine and PCP.

Yolanda Beck, 37, allegedly left paraphernalia with drug residue lying around her house early Sunday morning, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Soon after she brought the1-year old boy  to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he tested positive for PCP and cocaine, according to Harrison District police. 

The baby ingested the drugs after finding aluminum foil wrappers containing a white powder residue suspected to be cocaine and PCP on top of a television stand. Beck admitted to smoking the drugs in her Garfield Park home on the day of the incident and leaving the wrappers behind, according to the report.

The baby was treated for a drug overdose, but  is in good condition.

Beck is scheduled to appear in Domestic Violence Court on August 10th.

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