CRIME
05/12/2014 01:14 pm ET | Updated May 12, 2014

Man Fed 1-Year-Old Child Marijuana Laced Cake: Cops

Chicago Police

A Chicago man fed a 1-year-old boy and his mother some marijuana-laced cake, then lied about its contents, police say.

Emmanuel Ekaette, 23, was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated battery and child endangerment, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Ekaette allegedly showed up to the victims' home holding a cake, but the mother was skeptical.

"She asked several times" why there was leafy green material in the cake, "and he told her it was spices," Assistant State's Attorney Sean Brady said in court, ABC reports.

The woman felt "hazy" and took the boy to the hospital for a drug test. Both tested positive for marijuana, prosecutors said. The woman later said that the marijuana exacerbated her anxiety disorder, according to The Chicago Tribune.

When Ekaette was confronted by police Saturday, he turned the cake over and reportedly admitted to knowing it was full of marijuana.

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