9-month-old ingests cocaine; parents admit to drug use
By Alana Cerrone
Information Courtesy West Warwick Police/The Associated Press
Two parents are charged with child neglect after their 9-month-old was treated for cocaine ingestion.
On July 25, a 9-month-old girl was brought into Hasbro Children's hospital for an unrelated minor injury; after testing, it was determined that she ingested cocaine. The child's parents, Erin Hobin and Christopher Kidd, of West Warwick, were also at the hospital. Hobin admitted that she and Kidd used cocaine together just two days prior to the incident.
Detectives seized narcotic remnants, prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia from their home, all of which were accessible to children.
The girl and her 3-year-old brother were placed into DCYF custody.
Hobin, 25, and Kidd, 31, were both arrested and charged with child neglect and violation of probation. They are being held without bail in District Court.