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Parents Arrested After California Toddler Swallows Cocaine

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ATASCADERO (CBS/AP) – The California parents of a toddler have been arrested after the boy swallowed cocaine.

The 18-month old showed signs of being under the influence of cocaine when Atascadero police officers arrived Wednesday at the couple’s apartment.

Investigators said the child’s mother, 20-year-old Priscilla Tabarez, had called for an ambulance.

The boy was taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton for treatment. He is now in protective custody.

Besides Tabarez, the toddler’s 26-year-old father, Daniel Sanchez, and the woman’s 18-year-old brother, Isaac Tabarez, were arrested and booked for investigation of felony child endangerment. They were still in jail on Thursday with bail set at $100,000.

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