Flintstone's Chewable Heroin?

click to enlarge Yeah, she looks like a healthnut all right.
Yeah, she looks like a healthnut all right.
An 11-year-old Madison County girl found some mysterious capsules on a dresser in her home and asked her mother, Nicole L. Edwards, what they were. Mom told her they were vitamins and left it at that -- she also left the capsules with her kid. The girl, who was smart enough to recognize that most vitamins don't make you lay on floor drooling for hours at a time, gave the capsules to a family member who then turned them in to the sheriff's office. According to the police report, these vitamins contained residual amounts of suspected heroin.

A few weeks later, officers from the Madison County Sherriff's Office responded to a traffic accident in the first block of Ray Street, Cottage Hills, Illinois. Edwards, who lives at 16 Ray Street, was determined to be at fault, seeing as how she was the driver who hit a parked car. Police determined probable cause and arrested her for DUI/Drugs and searched her car -- they found 37 of her special "vitamins," each filled with heroin.

Edwards was charged yesterday in Madison County Circuit Court with one charge of endangering the life and health of a child (a misdemeanor) and two felony counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (heroin).

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