Police: Grandmother of child found high at school was cooking crack at home

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The mother of a seven-year-old is facing several charges after her son was found high at school.

According to a police report from the Urbana Police Division, the grandmother of a seven-year-old boy and her friends were making crack cocaine in the kitchen with the boy in the living room. 

Officers said the student did not appear to be under the influence of drugs but took his coat and bag as a precaution.

Urbana North Elementary School called 911 after the student was found falling asleep at desks and wouldn’t wake up April 16.

The boy was taken to the hospital and police tried calling his mother but were not able to contact her. 

The police report said tests performed on the child at the hospital came back positive for cocaine.

Later, the boy’s mother answered the call and police said she showed up at the hospital “shaking, had slurred speech and could not stand still.”

According to the report, the mother agreed to take a urine test and the results showed she had cocaine, methamphetamines, fentanyl and opiates in her system.

The mother admitted to police she had used heroin and cocaine at 2:00 pm that day, according to the police report. The woman also told officers she doesn’t use cocaine in front her child.

The mother is facing possession of a controlled substance for cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine.

2 NEWS is withholding the mother’s name from this report in order to protect the child’s identity.

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