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Kids eat crack after mistaking drug for candy, woman charged

Kids eat crack after mistaking drug for candy, woman charged

By Melissa Beckman, NBC News | Posted - Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:40 p.m.



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SPRING HILL, Fla. — A woman faces a charge of abuse after a 9-year-old child ate a piece of crack under her care according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Kimberly Losurdo, 45, is charged with child abuse.

Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to a residence in Spring Hill in reference to a 9-year old child who was having convulsions and losing consciousness, the sheriff's office said.

The child was taken to a local hospital where blood tests found cocaine in the child's system, the sheriff's office said. The child was then taken out of county for advanced care and hospital staff called the Department of Children and Families.

At the hospital, the child told detectives that they had seen someone in the home, later identified as Losurdo, smoking, snorting and ingesting drugs, the sheriff's office said.

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