Mother, grandmother charged after two-year-old eats marijuana edibles
OROVILLE, Calif. —
A mother and a grandmother are being charged for endangering the life of a two-year-old little girl after she ate marijuana edibles.
According to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, Maneeka Patterson, 21, and her mother-in-law Patricia Medina, 57, have been charged with a felony count of child abuse likely to produce great bodily harm or death.
Ramsey said on June 15, Oroville police officers responded to do a welfare check on an unresponsive two-year-old girl. Officers determined the child had consumed edible marijuana that looked like gummy candies.
Officials said the child was transported by ambulance to Oroville Hospital. Doctors then confirmed the child had a high amount of THC in her system.
Officials added the child recovered after hospitalization.
Patterson, the mother of the child, also has a three-year-old and five year-old that lived in the home. Medina also lived in the home and officials say she's the one who had the edible marijuana in various forms in her bedroom.
Officials said Medina provided marijuana edibles in the form of candy strips to medical technicians as an example of the marijuana edibles she has in her room. Officers also found marijuana cookies in the home, within reach of the children.
Ramsey added this is not the first time Patterson's children have consumed edible marijuana and been hospitalized.