Police were called in to investigate a child with a booze smell. When they arrived, they learned that the girl’s family found the 2-year-old toddler smelled strongly of alcohol. According to Fox News, the aunt and uncle called in Luzerne County Children and Youth Services after they discovered the smell of alcohol on the child. The aunt and uncle had just picked up the child from her parent’s house.
This child’s story continues from there. After the authorities were called, she was taken to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Once there, tests concluded that the toddler did have alcohol in her system. It is not known at this time how the toddler managed to consume alcohol. However, both the police and child welfare services are now investigating this case to determine what happened.
The Times Leader shared more details about this child’s story.
“The aunt and uncle told police they picked up the their niece at about 4:30 p.m. Monday from her home in the 600 block of Hazle Street, where the child resides with her parents. They took the child directly from the Hazle Street residence to their home in Plymouth. It was there that they could smell alcohol emitting from the child, police said.”
Police did not arrive at the hospital until four hours after the initial discovery was made, but the hospital staff quickly informed them that there was a “measurable blood alcohol content” in the toddler’s blood.
This is not the only shocking story involving a young child that is making news this week. The Inquisitr reported on the discovery of a baby in Washington. A concerned citizen called the police after they noticed that a number of adults were living in a garage in Anacortes, Washington. When the police arrived at that location, they found a filthy garage filled with several items, including rat poison, dirty clothes, and pesticides. The police also discovered a baby playing in a makeshift playpen.
Anacortes Police Chief Bonnie W. Bowers described the scene in the garage.
“What they found was really quite disturbing. There were four adults present. All of them appeared to be under the influence of heroin. There was heroin and paraphernalia as well as other drugs found on scene. It’s a shock that there’s a baby involved and at risk, however, drug use and heroin use permeates every community — small, large, affluent, poor — it’s universal.”
The very young have no way to fight for themselves. The intoxicated toddler and the young baby found in the garage are both lucky to be alive, and they are both lucky to have concerned people looking out for their best interests.
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