Primera Police: 8-year-old eats cookie containing marijuana, mother arrested

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Primera, Texas (KVEO)—A 30-year-old mother was arrested after her son ate a cookie that contained marijuana, according to Primera police.

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On Sunday, Primera Police officers were dispatched to Primera and Hand road in reference to a possible child custody dispute.

Officers learned the child was at a local hospital after eating a cookie that contained marijuana. This had taken place while the child was under the care of this mother, Valeri Iris Hernandez.

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Police issued an arrest warrant for Hernandez, charging her with abandon endanger child criminal negligence, a state jail felony.

On Thursday, Hernandez turned herself in to the Primera Police Department.

She received a $5,000 bond and was transported to the Carrizales County jail.

The child is under the care of the biological father and is doing well, according to police.

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