3-year-old tests positive for THC; woman charged

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 23-year-old woman was detained after her baby was rushed to the hospital and tested positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana, deputies said.

The 3-year-old girl’s father immediately called 911 when he noticed the child was “high, had dilated eyes and was very lethargic,” reports show. Deputies searched the apartment belonging to the girl’s mother, where they looked inside a kitchen drawer and found two packs of gummy candy labeled as containing 350 milligrams of THC.

It was unclear if the child ingested the candy laced with THC, the main compound in marijuana that gives the “high” sensation.

Cannabis oil was listed as one of the ingredients on the packages, reports show. Deputies said one of the gummy packs was open and easily accessible to the girl.

Rebecca Stout
PHOTO PROVIDED BY INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Deputies arrested Rebecca Lynn Stout, of the 500 block of 8th Place, Vero Beach, on a charge of child neglect. Stout was released Tuesday from the Indian River County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Indian River County deputies responded to reports of neglect about 3:30 p.m. Monday at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. Medical staff told deputies the girl, who had red, bloodshot eyes, kept falling back asleep even after being given candy, reports show.

Stout had dropped the girl off at her father’s home earlier on Monday. The father immediately saw the baby was under the influence and called police.

When asked why she didn’t call 911, Stout said she was scared, reports show.

The girl remained at Cleveland Clinic for eight hours. After still showing signs of being extremely lethargic, the baby was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital for observation.

Deputies searched Stout’s apartment and found a hookah pipe on the kitchen counter, a black tube containing pieces of cannabis on the dresser and the gummy candy packs.

Stout was arrested and taken to the county jail. Stout has an arraignment at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 6, court records show.

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Comments:

Rleb88 October 16, 2019

I grew up with this woman and know for a fact she would do anything in her power for her kids. Shit happens and this article makes her out to be something she’s not…

Hvnsnt63 October 18, 2019

How can People read this and believe what it says? Most of the time they don’t get the right story and publish whatever they feel like writing just to get ratings. You can’t even trust the Police reports because they aren’t always right either.. I know for a fact how this women takes care of her children they’ve always came first ! Any one that knows her knows how much she loved her girls and would NEVER PUT THEM IN HARMS WAY!!! Before people make a bad judgement on her by reading trash on the internet why don’t you wait till you see the proof when it comes out in court then make your decision based on the facts.

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