Police: Mom got high, left boy in garbage bin

Police: Brittany Ciccotti arrested, child in custody of Child Protective Services

LIVE OAK, Texas - Police said a young child found was in a garbage bin and his mother was arrested for child abandonment. Police also said the mother was high on synthetic marijuana.  

It happened Tuesday night in the 200 block of Shin Oak in Live Oak.

Sgt. Anita Seamans said the woman,identified as 21-year-old Brittany Ciccotti, was arrested and charged with abandoning a child, a second degree felony.

"She has put him in a garbage can in the driveway of a home and by the grace of God, the child made enough noise in this can and somebody found him," said Sgt. Seamans.

Seamans said Ciccotti admitted to smoking a synthetic marijuana also known as Spice. It has chemical additives that are responsible for their mind-altering effects. 

“It makes people hallucinate and drive off cliffs and have strokes , you just hear tragic story after story about people doing really crazy things after they've been smoking it," said Seamans.

The child wasn't hurt and is in the custody of Child Protective Services.

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