ROMANIA - He looks like quite a chilled out baby. And he is. But only because he has been getting cannabis highs through his mother’s breast milk.
Police raided the flat of Bogdan and Diana Curelaru as part of a drugs raid and as well as finding 3.5kg of weed, they found a one-year-old baby. Social workers took him away from the flat in Satu Mare, Romania, and thought that he was more sleepy than normal. A blood test revealed that he had cannabis in his system that had been passed on from his mother.
Police spokesman Radu Ionescu said: ‘The couple were taken into custody and interrogated. They had set up a drug trafficking network together with three other people were they sold one gram packets of cannabis for 50 lei (£10) in and around Satu Mare. ‘The couple were heavy users themselves and funded their lifestyle by growing the cannabis on the roof.’
Satu Mare Child Care manager, Eugenia Ardelean, said: ‘The mother thought that smoking cannabis was harmless and had no idea it was being passed on to the child through her milk. She did say that the baby had seemed unusually placid and slept most of the time, often needing to be woken to feed it.’
The boy is now being cared for by his grandmother.
Metro/Oct. 7, 2014