Mother high on synthetic drugs endangers toddler - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

WACO

Mother high on synthetic drugs endangers toddler

Posted:
(L) Tristan Duane Harwell (R) Kara Kaylee Edwards (L) Tristan Duane Harwell (R) Kara Kaylee Edwards
WACO -

A mother who abandoned her child at a local cemetery while she was nearby, high on drugs with her boyfriend, is behind bars. Kara Edwards and Tristan Harwell are in the McLennan County Jail facing abandoning and endangering a child charges.

A 3-month-old boy was found in his mother's arms at the Rosemound Cemetery on August 20 when cemetery employees found him. Police say when they arrived on the scene they found a woman and a man unconscious, one in a parked car and the other in the grass.

As police attempted to wake them up, they noticed them acting strange.

"As officers were trying to wake both of them up they became combative, belligerent to the point that they had to become handcuffed," Waco police spokesman Patrick Swanton said.

After confessing to inhaling a synthetic drug called V8 spice, police say the mother confessed to an even more disturbing action.

"We believe the mother had been breast feeding that child shortly after smoke the synthetic drug," Swanton said. "It's just a nasty drug. People smoke things that say on there don't ingest this, don't smoke this, it is not for human consumption. They ought to take heed in that."

Police sent the couple and the child to the hospital to treat them, and left the child in CPS custody. After receiving the drug test results a few months later police were able to finally arrest the couple.

Police are thankful someone did something to save the child.

"Thank goodness those people who work that cemetery came along and rescued that child and contacted police," Swanton said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • WACO

    Emotions run high during intense testimony in murder trial

    Emotions run high during intense testimony in murder trial

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:02:26 GMT
    Some hardball questioning by the prosecution during the sentencing phase of Carnell Petetan Jr. trial led to some near fireworks by the defense. Petetan, who faces the death penalty for murdering his wife, sat stoic for most of the day as witnesses came up to testify against him, but that all changed as his mother spoke Wednesday afternoon. After the prosecution rested just before 11 a.m., it was the defense's turn to call up witnesses. Petetan's attorney's stressed to the jury that they were...More >>
    Some hardball questioning by the prosecution during the sentencing phase of Carnell Petetan Jr. trial led to some near fireworks by the defense. Petetan, who faces the death penalty for murdering his wife, sat stoic for most of the day as witnesses came up to testify against him, but that all changed as his mother spoke Wednesday afternoon. After the prosecution rested just before 11 a.m., it was the defense's turn to call up witnesses. Petetan's attorney's stressed to the jury that they were...More >>
  • Political group formed to help pass Robinson ISD school bond

    Political group formed to help pass Robinson ISD school bond

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:50:48 GMT
    With the May elections just around the corner Robinson ISD's bond is back on the ballot. The district is seeking nearly $20 million to build a new intermediate to replace the 50 year-old building and make some repairs to the elementary school.More >>
    With the May elections just around the corner Robinson ISD's bond is back on the ballot. The district is seeking nearly $20 million to build a new intermediate to replace the 50 year-old building and make some repairs to the elementary school.More >>
  • WACO

    Police seized marijuana, arrest one after searching pickup

    Police seized marijuana, arrest one after searching pickup

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:56:53 GMT
    McGregor police arrested a man and seized $800 worth of marijuana as they served a search warrant on a pickup truck in the parking lot of a local billiard parlor Tuesday afternoon.More >>
    McGregor police arrested a man and seized $800 worth of marijuana as they served a search warrant on a pickup truck in the parking lot of a local billiard parlor Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

News Channel 25 KXXV-TV
P.O. Box 2522
Waco, TX 76702

Phone Numbers:
Main: 254-754-2525
Tip Line: 254-757-2525

Links
Contact Us
KXXV Employment Opportunites
FCC Filings
Advertise on KXXV

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXXV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.