According to Fox 28, a Pierce County mother is facing an assault charge after she let her 13-month-old son drink out of a sippy cup that had been converted into a bong for smoking meth, prosecutors say.
According to court documents, Amber Alline Ingersoll, 26, dropped off her little boy at the home of his grandmother on Oct. 17, 2014, along with a diaper bag that contained the meth-contaminated sippy cup. The cup had water inside and a converted tube on top to facilitate smoking.
Sometime later, the little boy got the sippy cup out of the diaper bag and drank out of it.
The grandmother and another woman there later told police they noticed the boy wiggling around. He could not stand still and appeared to be sick.
The grandmother, who is a former meth addict, said she recognized the sippy cup was a homemade bong. She contacted Ingersoll, who tried to convince her not to take the little boy to the hospital, according to court documents.
Despite the mom’s request, the grandmother took the child to St. Claire’s Hospital, where he tested positive for methamphetamine. The boy was then taken to Mary Bridge Hospital.
When contacted by police, Ingersoll initially said that her boy must have ingested meth he found at his grandmother’s house. But the grandmother told police that she has been clean for several months and had no meth in her home.
Later, Ingersoll admitted that she had left the sippy cup bong in the diaper bag. She told police there was water in the bong and that she was probably going to smoke out of it, according to court documents.
Ingersoll was charged Tuesday with third-degree assault of a child.