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Mother facing charges after children ate THC candy

March 4, 2021 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls mother is facing charges after her two young children ate some gummy candy laced with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, according to police.

The 28-year-old woman brought the children, ages 4 and 7, to the hospital Tuesday night after they found the gummies in her purse while she was driving, according to Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens.

He said he woman wanted to make sure the children were OK. Clemens says the youngsters were checked and are doing fine.

Police are recommending charges of abuse and neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, according to Clemens.