Monday, June 7, 2010
Police Investigate Report Of Child Ingesting Drugs
Cookeville police say the Department of Childrens Services has been notified of an alleged incident at a home on Sliger Road in which a small child reportedly ate a pill that had been dropped on the floor. Officer Darrin Stout says authorities became aware of the incident after receiving a call on Sunday morning from someone who claimed that he had gone to the home to conduct a drug deal. The victim says he ran from the home when someone pulled a gun on him and claims that shots were fired as he fled the scene. But he would not wait around to talk to police about the incident. Stout says officers went to the home and received permission to conduct a search, which turned up a marijuana grinder, a pill bottle with marijuana inside, and seven oxycodone pills. They did not, apparently, find a gun. One of the people in the home, identified as 38-year-old Alicia Wiggins was cited for simple possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Stout says the child was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.