Police: Baby nearly drowns in bathtub while mother smokes mariju - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Police: Baby nearly drowns in bathtub while mother smokes marijuana

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A Sioux City mother behind bars after her 10-month-old baby nearly drowned while she was doing drugs.

When police officers arrived at an apartment at 2800 West 4th Street, in Sioux City, on Monday afternoon, they saw marijuana out in the open. Investigators say 20-year-old Maricela Vasquez admitted leaving her baby in a bathtub to go smoke marijuana in a nearby bedroom.

Tuesday, authorities arrested Vasquez, and charged her with child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

The baby is okay after spending the night in a local hospital. The baby has been removed from Vasquez's custody.

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