Marijuana found in baby's mouth at daycare

Marijuana found in baby's mouth at daycare

MANISTEE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) — An investigation is underway in Manistee County after a baby had marijuana in his mouth.

On Friday, an employee at the Next Generation Learning Center saw something in a one-year-old boy's mouth.

When they took it out they realized it was marijuana.

Daycare employees called the boy’s mother and police.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indian's police did a sweep of the center with the K9 unit. No other drugs nor marijuana were found.

The child was taken to the hospital and evaluated by doctors.

Directors with the learning center believe the marijuana came from an outside source.

“The Next Generation Learning Center is committed to the safety and security of our children that's our number one job, and we are following all policies and procedures and one of those is that all of our employees are required to take a mandatory drug test,” said Jason Cross, director of family services. “All of our employees are required to take a drug test and background check before they are hired so they've all been through one we are requiring mandatory drug testing at this time."

Cross said the building has been cleaned and searched.

The child's mother said she is taking her son to a new daycare.

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