A 3-year-old in Milton, Fla. is in critical condition after drinking Drano out of a sippy cup at an apartment meth lab on Feb. 20, police say.
Police say the boy’s father, 36-year-old Jonathan Wayne Glass, was storing the cleaning liquid in the cup and left it in the bathroom, according to WKRG.
The child, who was unsupervised, was able to reach the cup and drink the Drano, experiencing an “immediate reaction,” the Pensacola News Journal reported.
Police say that several people at the apartment were involved in making methamphetamine that night. Drano is a component in meth production.
“You have two different circumstances, or situations, in this case,” Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rich Aloy told Fox 10 TV. “You have one which is obviously the injury to the child, and the second charges are based off of the narcotics investigation that took place.”
The boy’s mother, Victoria Lauren Cain, has been charged with child neglect and will be facing drug charges as well, according to the NWF Daily News.
Four other individuals are facing charges related to the investigation. John Q. Adams, who was arrested Tuesday, was charged with drug possession and drug production. Justin E. Godwin, Debbie A. Harris and Ronnie E. Olson were all arrested on narcotics charges.