Colorado Parents Face Child Abuse Charges After Vomiting Child Tests Positive for Pot


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In recent months, officials and marijuana activists alike have been calling for cannabis users to make sure their stash isn’t accessible to children. Alysia Lombard and Mario Hollerway are accused of ignoring that advice and a lot more in relation to their three-year-old daughter, who tested positive for THC after vomiting at an area hospital. The story also includes cannabutter, expired red cards and a T-shirt of crack cocaine.

On November 13, according to arrest affidavits on view below, Hollerway took the toddler to Rose Medical Center, where she promptly threw up — after which she tested positive for marijuana, prompting an investigation into her parents’ activities.
In an interview with investigators, Lombard said she fed the girl a quesadilla, a bowl of cerel and some orange juice and started a movie for her before heading off for work at PT’s Show Club. Because of the weather, the fifteen minute commute from her home on North Steele Street to PT’s took twice as long as usual, and as she was arriving, she received a call from Hollerway. He said the child wasn’t acting normally and seemed tired — hence the trip to the hospital.
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