MILTON, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — A child is fighting for his life and seven people – including the 3-year-old’s parents – are facing charges after the child drank chemicals that were stored in a sippy cup.
According to the Pensacola News Journal, the Drano consumed by the young boy on Feb. 20 was used as part of a methamphetamine lab.
A report from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office stated that the child was left unsupervised the night of the incident, and that the adverse reactions to the drain-clearing liquid were instantaneous.
Officers allegedly suspected the charged adults of making methamphetamine in the residence that night, as Drano is often used as an ingredient in the cooking of the psychostimulant.
The News Journal learned that the child’s father, 36-year-old Jonathan Wayne Glass, and the child’s mother, Victoria Lauren Cain, are both facing multiple charges in light of the harm that came to the child.
Several other parties were also reportedly implicated, including Debbie A. Harris, John Q. Adams, Ronnie E. Olson and Justin E. Godwin.
The charges levied against Glass include cruelty towards a child, abuse that causes great bodily harm or disability, drug possession without a prescription and possessing or using drug equipment, as well as several others.
The boy, who was not named, is reportedly being treated at Sacred Heart Hospital.