PHOENIX – A 2-year-old El Mirage girl has been placed in state custody after authorities say she ate marijuana and lived in filthy conditions.
El Mirage Assistant Police Chief Bill Louis says the child's parents were taken into custody and booked on suspicion of child abuse.
Police responded to a hospital for a call that a child was "non-communicative and lethargic," Louis said.
Medical tests showed the girl had ingested an unknown quantity of marijuana, but the child's parents denied it, police reports said.
Detectives went to the couple's home and found what was described in police reports as a "disgusting and unhealthy" living situation, Louis said.
Police reported finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia around the house and in the bedroom where the child sleeps.