(BOISE, Idaho) -- A Boise woman’s children have been taken into protective custody a week after one of their 11-year-old friends got sick from eating marihuana while visiting the woman’s home.
On April 23, an official at a local school contacted Boise police, telling them that the school nurse was treating a child who had become sick after eating a substance, which was later identified as marijuana.
Officers began to investigate, and found that the child had obtained the drug from a home on West Malad Street. While searching the home on Sunday, they found four children, ages 5-11, and drug paraphernalia. The children were under the care of a babysitter at the time.
Police contacted Idaho Health and Welfare officials, and the children were taken under protective custody.
The Idaho Statesman reports that on Monday, the children's mother, identified as Lindsey Rinehart, protested on the Capitol steps.
Rinehart, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, claims Boise police targeted her because she favors legalizing medical marijuana. She is a leading advocate in the state, according to The Idaho Statesman
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