Welfare Breeder Ebony Daniel, of Palmetto Ga., faces charges of cocaine possession and reckless conduct. Her boyfriend Charlie Martin, 22, defended her, saying the crack was his.PHOTO: Ebony Daniel and Charlie Martin face charges related to her young ward's swallowing crack cocaine.
A 34-year-old grandmother surrendered to police to face charges including cruelty to children after her young grandson allegedly ingested crack cocaine while in her Georgia home.
Ebony Daniel, of Palmetto Ga., also faces charges of possession of cocaine and reckless conduct.
Daniel’s boyfriend, 22-year-old Charlie Martin, was also arrested in connection with the incident, and he told WSB-TV that it was his crack cocaine the 13-month-old swallowed.
The toddler was treated at a local hospital and is expected to recover.
His 17-year-old mother is considered a witness and has not been charged, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The drug was apparently out on the coffee table when the baby swallowed it.
“The mother of the child is cooperating with us, and we spoke with other witnesses who stated cocaine was open and unprotected on the table,” Sgt. Lee Gragg of the Palmetto Police Department told WSB-TV.