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PD: Toddler Calls For Help, Mother Arrested For Drug Use

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(credit: Parker County Sheriff's Office)

(credit: Parker County Sheriff’s Office)

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PARKER COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) - Parker County authorities say a toddler used a cell phone to dial for help, after her mother passed out from using a combination of illegal drugs and synthetic marijuana.

The four year old called a family member and said, “momma was sleeping and they were on the side of the road.”  The family member found Alicia Pruitt, 24, passed out in her truck, with the engine running and in gear.  Pruitt’s foot was on the brake pedal.  The family member could not wake Pruitt and called police.

Pruitt was treated at the scene and later arrested.  She has been charged with public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.  Police say she had taken illegally obtained prescription narcotics and “K-2,”also known as synthetic marijuana.

Pruitt told officers she could not remember driving to the side of the road or passing out.  Her daughter has been placed with relatives while the investigation continues.

“This small child was incredibly intelligent and brave,” said Sheriff Larry Fowler. “At only 4 years-of-age, she knew to dial for help, taking a responsibility initiative beyond her tender years. K-2 is detrimental, period. To take narcotics not prescribed to you is dangerous. To mix them is senseless beyond comprehension. There is no telling what could have happened to this child, had she not been able to call for help.”

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