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Jonesboro, AR -- Marsha Mays Reporting

Six-Year-Old Stumbles Upon Mom's Coke

DECEMBER 28, 2006 -- POSTED AT 9:00 P.M. CST

JONESBORO, AR -- At the young age of 6, a child accidentally takes cocaine and even worse, police still haven't been able to locate the child's mother.

It all started last Friday when a 6 year old girl and her 2 older siblings were left alone at their Jonesboro home on North Bridge Street. Their mother, 32-year-old Renita Ann McGowan, was no where to be found.

That's when the young child found a bowl of white powder in her mother's house. She snorted the powder, and instantly became sick, dizzy and throwing up. Her older siblings, not knowing what had happened called their grandfather.

It wasn't until Monday that she told an adult what had happened saying she was afraid she would get in trouble. The grandfather immediately took the child to the NEA Hospital, where in a blood test she tested positive for cocaine.

The Jonesboro Police Department was unable to comment on the case Thursday, saying it was still under investigation. They did say that the case is also being handled by the State Child Abuse Task Force. The children are currently in custody of their grandfather, pending the outcome of this investigation.

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