Detroit police arrest mother after 5-year-old boy tests positive for cocaine

Mother brings boy to hospital due to erratic behavior

DETROIT - A Detroit woman was arrested Tuesday after police said her 5-year-old son tested positive for cocaine in his system. 

Officers were called to a hospital about 5:40 p.m. to meet with a social worker about the boy. Hospital staff said the child was brought to the hospital by his mother who said he was acting erratically. She took him to the hospital for a psychological analysis. 

The child underwent a psychological analysis and urinalysis, which revealed cocaine in his system. He is still in the hospital Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Police said the boy's 37-year-old mother said she has no idea how her son came into contact with this substance.

She was arrested for child neglect and traffic warrants, Detroit police said.

An investigation is ongoing.

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