An El Mirage toddler who police said ingested marijuana and lived in a home littered with human and dog feces is now in Child Protective Services custody.
The 2-year-old girl's parents, Sylvia M. Stocking, 22, and Matthew A. Skaggs, 24, were both booked into jail Friday on counts of child abuse, endangerment, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, said El Mirage Assistant Police Chief Bill Louis. Stocking was also booked into jail in connection to issuing a bad check.
El Mirage police responded to a call from a hospital on Thursday regarding a child who was "non-communicative and lethargic," Louis said. According to police reports, medical tests showed that the girl had ingested an unknown quantity of marijuana in the past 12 hours, but the child's parents denied that was possible.
Detectives then searched the couple's home in the 12900 block of West Windrose Drive and discovered what police called a "disgusting and unhealthy" living situation, Louis said. Police reported finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia around the house and in the bedroom where the child sleeps.
Along with drugs, Louis said the home was littered with human and dog feces, urine, dirty diapers, spoiled food and soiled clothing.