A Houston working single mom had her worst fears realized after she left her 3-month-old baby with her mother.
The grandmother, Stephanie McKinney, 55, has now been charged with a felony count of endangering a child, after the baby was found to have PCP in his system.
When the mother dropped her son off to McKinney he was healthy and fine that night, the next morning the baby was in the emergency room. The grandmother at first stated she did not know why the baby was limp and unresponsive, and then lab tests were done on the infant.
When the test results came back positive for PCP, McKinney had to confess to her actions with her grandson that day. She admitted she was smoking a marijuana cigarette possibly laced with PCP while entertaining some homeless friends and babysitting her grandson. She also admitted that she was snorting cocaine.
McKinney believes the drug must have entered her grandson’s system when she put the nipple of his bottle in her mouth to tear a bigger hole. She also stated that she would clean the baby’s pacifier by first putting it in her mouth before putting it in the baby’s mouth.
According to arrest documents, McKinney said after she gave the baby his bottle he started acting “funny and became limp, sleepy and unresponsive.”
The grandmother is now being held on a $10,000 bail.