A 13-month-old South Hill boy became ill after drinking from a sippy cup his mother made into a methamphetamine pipe, Pierce County prosecutors allege.
They have charged the mother, Amber Ingersoll, with third-degree child assault. No arraignment has been set for Ingersoll, 26.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood on Oct. 17 after the boy’s grandmother and a friend took him to be evaluated, and he tested positive for meth.
Ingersoll told deputies the boy’s grandmother was a recovering meth addict and that he must have accessed the drug at her house, according to charging papers.
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The grandmother told deputies she found a bong constructed out of a sippy cup in the baby’s diaper bag.
“After drinking the water, (the boy) was moving around and could not stand still,” documents show.
The grandmother allegedly asked Ingersoll if she should take the boy to the hospital but Ingersoll said no. The grandmother and a friend took him anyway.
Ingersoll later admitted to deputies that the bong was hers.
Child Protective Services took custody of the boy.