Mother arrested for dumping child in garbage can

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POSTED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:43am

UPDATED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:48am

Police in Live Oak, Texas  have arrested a woman for child abandonment, after a child was found in a garbage can.

Police say Brittany Ciccotti admitted to officers that she smoked synthetic marijuana, before entering a stranger's home as she carried a small child.

Police found her later that day and also discovered the child inside a garbage container in the driveway of a home in the same neighborhood.

Ciccotti was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and then placed under arrest.

She's charged with abandoning a child, which is a second degree felony.

Sgt. Anita Seamans of Live Oak Police Department, commented: "We've heard about people that have been smoking synthetic marijuana that have driven off of cliffs, and attacked their families, and they start hallucinating, I mean this stuff is horrible. And this is just an example of what happens when you smoke that stuff and we get a woman that ends up throwing her baby in a trash can."

Officers say the child was not hurt and is now in the custody of Child Protective Services.

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