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Feb 13, 2014 8:56 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Woman arrested after baby swallows crack

Baton Rouge police have arrested a 33-year-old woman accused of failing to prevent her 1-year-old son from swallows crack cocaine, which led to the child's hospitalization.
The Advocate reports police booked Keisha Sturdivant on counts of cruelty to juveniles, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and using a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says the boy was in stable condition Wednesday night.
Sturdivant remains in jail in lieu if a $20,000 bond.
It was unclear whether she has an attorney.

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