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Md. couple indicted after son drinks methadone

Friday - 9/28/2012, 12:52pm  ET

SEVERN, Md. - Anne Arundel County police say a Severn couple has been charged after their 5-year-old son drank methadone and became unconscious.

Police say officers responded on Sept. 4 to the home of Paul and Kimberly Brooks for a report of a child who wasn't breathing. The boy, who had ingested methadone in his parents' house, was revived and taken to a hospital.

Police say officers searched the home and also found cocaine, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine and loaded weapons.

A county grand jury indicted the couple on 12 counts, including child abuse, reckless endangerment and drug and firearm possession.

A phone message left at the couple's home Friday by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.


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