Woman charged after child ate THC gummies
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A 2-year-old girl was taken to a Rio Rancho hospital late Friday night after eating several cannabis-infused gummies and becoming unconscious.
The child was in ‘serious, but stable’ condition, but his mother was arrested on a felony charge after admitting to police the child obtained the erasers from her purse, according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday with the metro court.
Amanda Ulibarri, 33, is accused of child abuse. She was held at the Metropolitan Detention Center on Saturday, but has since been released.
His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to the court document, Ulibarri was alone with her child when she put a pack of cannabis gummies in her purse containing 100 milligrams of THC per gummie.
Ulibarri said she left the purse unattended on the couch while going to the bathroom. When she returned, she found the packet missing, then noticed that her daughter had taken the packet and consumed three to five gummies.
“Amanda also admitted to officers that she was alone with her child and so inebriated that she had to call her mother to take her to the hospital,” police wrote in the criminal complaint.
Ulibarri’s daughter was admitted to Presbyterian Rust Medical Center later that night. Albuquerque police were dispatched to the hospital and Ulibarri was arrested for “negligently endangering her two-year-old daughter by leaving her alone with THC-infused gummies in an easily accessible location while being intoxicated,” the court document reads.
This isn’t the first time a kid in New Mexico has ingested THC-infused candy.
On April 4 – three days after recreational cannabis sales became legal in New Mexico – a student at Algodones Elementary brought THC-infused candies to school and shared them with 14 other students. . Bernalillo Public Schools has since said the student was unaware the candy was infused with THC, and no charges have been filed in that incident.
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