Whoa man, was that a dragon in the kitchen? Look at all the pretty colours! Sounds like your average drug trip? Until the trip turns nasty because of a bad batch of LSD, shrooms or whatever you’re into. Or if you’re 3 years old and found some tasty “sugar” in your mum’s handbag.
Which is precisely what happened to a 3 year old girl from Coombabah, on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The little girl was rushed to hospital after hallucinating, suffering anxiety and convulsions in November 2011. She was telling Mum that she felt “big and small” but later on at the hospital she was heard saying “Mummy I’m hot. I’m on fire. Help me, mummy, I’m going to die.” The toddler was sedated and later made a full recovery.
A police search of the house revealed empty zip-lock bags with a crystal powdery residue. So this was the mystery substance that caused the little girl to hallucinate!
Yesterday, 25 year old Mum was convicted of child cruelty in Southport District Court. She pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to a 9 month intensive corrections order to be served in the community i.e. “parenting classes” and “community service”. The prosecutor said that leaving drugs in the reach of children was a criminally negligent act. Well duh. Mum’s barrister said that Mum felt guilty about what happened and that she was only allowed an hour of supervised visitation a fortnight (2 weeks). Well, maybe she should have thought out the consequences of leaving drugs out around her kid. And no, she doesn’t feel guilty, she feels resentful of her daughter because she ate her drugs! Junkies never think of the consequences of their actions or about anyone except themselves. That’s why they become junkies.