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1-Year-Old Tests Positive For Cocaine, PCP On West Side

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First Posted: 07/26/10 11:26 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

The parents of a 1-year-old boy who tested positive for cocaine and PCP over the weekend could face charges.

The Chicago Tribune reports that someone in a home in the 3600 block of West 5th Avenue saw the boy chewing on a piece of foil early Sunday and noticed a black substance on the child's teeth.

The boy reportedly began "acting lethargic" and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he tested positive for PCP and cocaine.

The hospital called police to report an incident of child abuse, and officers found "various drug paraphernalia" in the home after searching it, the Tribune reports:


PCP, or phencyclidine, is also known as "angel dust." Police believe the black substance on the foil was the residue left over after someone smoked the substances.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the boy was reportedly in good condition Sunday and no charges had been filed as of 4 a.m. Monday.

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Filed by Jen Sabella  |