A mom in Virginia faces murder charges after her toddler ate THC gummies, police said.
Last week, the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office in Virginia announced charges against Dorothy Annette Clements. A grand jury indicted her on felony murder and felony child neglect charges.
On May 8, first responders went to a home after a 4-year-old child had a medical emergency. The victim died two days later, officials said.
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Doctors determined the victim showed a high level of THC in their blood, according to authorities.
Police said they believe the child got the drug through THC gummies. THC is the compound typically found in marijuana that helps get a person high.
Medical experts said if the child had immediate care, death could have been prevented.
Statement from the victim’s mom, Clements, did not match evidence taken from the home, authorities said. Clements is being held in jail without bond.
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