Police: Father charged after 2-year-old son eats marijuana cookie

Published: Apr. 17, 2018 at 2:15 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 17, 2018 at 3:12 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A North Charleston man has been charged after what allegedly happened to his 2-year-old son.

Officers responded to Trident Center Pointe on the afternoon of March 5 and met with the child's mother. She stated that Phillip Mallard, 28, was babysitting the child because she had to work two jobs, according to the incident report.

When she went to pick up the child after work that day, she noticed the child acting weird and Mallard patting the child on the back. When she asked Mallard what happened, Mallard told her the child ate a marijuana cookie, the report stated.

The mother then took the child to the hospital where the child was admitted to the intensive care unit. An officer observed the child to be "lethargic, drifting in and out of sleep, smiling, then crying, then back to sleep."

Mallard has been charged with cruelty to children in connection with the incident.

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