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Maine Woman Accused of Child Endangerment After Toddler Eats Her Pot Brownie

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A Maine woman is reportedly accused of endangering the welfare of a child after a toddler allegedly ate part of her marijuana brownie.

Melissa Morneault, 33, was charged by Fort Kent Police after a 3-year-old boy consumed an unknown quantity of the edible, according to Bangor Daily News.

Police told the newspaper that Morneault, who is not the boy's mother, did not directly give the child the brownie; however, the edible was allegedly not labeled as containing marijuana.

Authorities told Bangor Daily News one of the boy's parents took him to Northern Maine Medical Center after he became lethargic and unresponsive. After he was evaluated there, the boy was taken by medical helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Police said the boy has since recovered.

Morneault is expected to appear in Fort Kent District Court on Feb. 4. It's unclear if she has an attorney.

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