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Mom charged for toddler's positive drug test

Posted February 27, 2011 1:05 p.m. EST
Updated February 27, 2011 5:24 p.m. EST

— A Willow Spring woman was arrested Friday after her toddler tested positive for cocaine, according to an arrest warrant.

Dana Marie Crawford, 25, of 160 Saleen Drive, faces one count of misdemeanor child abuse.

She is free on a $3,000 bond and is set to appear in court March 11.

The warrant states that Crawford had custody of her 18-month-old son, but was so high that she and the boy's father were hallucinating and "thought snipers had shot a hole in the baby."

Crawford was high on a drug sold as a bath salt, the warrant states. 

Mephedrone is an increasingly popular recreational, hallucinogenic drug and is often sold as bath salts, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Two young men found dead on a fire escape at a Raleigh apartment building last fall likely died of a mephedrone overdose, according to the results of an autopsy.

A bill before the North Carolina Senate would ban the drug.