Waterbury police say they arrested a mother of five children after her 11-month-old son swallowed cocaine and had to be hospitalized.

Twenty-eight-year-old Kenya Brown was charged Tuesday with risk of injury to children, drug possession and illegal possession of a gun. She was held in lieu of $50,000 bail and is to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Dec. 23.

A hospital spokesman says the boy was discharged Wednesday.

Police say Brown told investigators that her roommate was baby sitting her children Monday night when the incident happened. The roommate, 24-year-old Leshonda Davis, was also arrested.

Authorities say they found a loaded handgun in the home that was within easy reach of Brown's children.

It's not clear if Brown and Davis have attorneys.