Two-month-old baby hospitalised in Spain after testing positive for cocaine

A TWO-MONTH-OLD baby has been hospitalised in Spain with test results indicating that the child had cocaine in their blood system.

The baby had been admitted to Vinalopó Ilicitano Hospital in Costa Blanca’s Elche on Sunday, January 19 after vomiting and falling seriously unwell at the family home. Unable to determine why the child was in such grave health, doctors performed a blood test with the results showing that there was presence of cocaine.

It is understood that the child’s parents then confessed that they had handled the narcotic and some of the powder accidentally got into the baby’s mouth.

The police were immediately called to the hospital and the parents were subsequently arrested. The Court also ordered that the state to be granted temporary guardianship of the child.  

As Euro Weekly News understands, the parents appeared at the Superior Court of Justice in Valencia today (Wednesday, January 22) where they have been charged with child neglect. The baby remains in hospital.

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