Lamia cou­ple face charges of drug­ging baby

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A 17-year-old woman and her 23-year-old boyfriend were to ap­pear be­fore a pros­e­cu­tor in Lamia, cen­tral Greece, yes­ter­day after her 18-month-old child was rushed to hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion after swal­low­ing a pill.

Doctors at Lamia Hos­pi­tal di­ag­nosed the sub­stance in the blood of the baby, which was trans­ported to the Aglaia Kyr­i­akou Hos­pi­tal in Athens due to the sever­ity of its con­di­tion.

Hos­pi­tal au­thor­i­ties no­ti­fied po­lice, who con­ducted a search of the cou­ple’s Lamia home and found small quan­ti­ties of drugs and the same sub­stance – which was not ini­tially dis­closed – found in the tod­dler’s blood.

The mother claimed her boyfriend, re­port­edly a sub­stance abuser, gave the baby the drug “so that it would leave him alone and let him sleep.”

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