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Toddler boy in critical condition after eating, overdosing on parents’ meth: Reports

An Alabama toddler is in critical condition after police say the little boy ate drugs while in his parents’ care.

Al.com reports that the incident happened in Leesburg on Saturday after a 3-year-old boy discovered meth and ingested it. His parents, identified as Tony Randle Parris, 54, and Cynthia Diane Lane, 46, were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance chemical endangerment of a child, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

“There was some methamphetamine left where the child can get into it and the child ingested the methamphetamine,” Leesburg Police Chief Brant Grimes told the outlet.

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When authorities found the boy, he was breathing but unconscious, according to WBRC. He was taken to a local hospital, then transferred to the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, where he remains in critical condition.

The investigation is currently ongoing. Authorities said no other information will be provided at this time.

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