A NSW woman will front court today after her 21-month-old son ate a stash of if methylamphetamine, known as 'ice', left by her bed.
The little boy was suffering severe seizures and was rushed to hospital in January, where doctors suspected something unusual and tested him for drugs.
"Police were told the boy had slept alone in his mother's room the previous evening, where it was possible he had access to prohibited drugs," read a statement by NSW Police.
"Detectives from the State Crime Command's Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation, executing a search at the boy's home.
"Officers located and seized methylamphetamine, cannabis, cathinone, buprenorphine and drug paraphernalia.
"Following an extensive investigation, a 27-year-old woman was issued a future court attendance notice to appear at Port Kembla Local Court today."
The woman has been charged with abandoning or exposing a child under seven, causing danger of death and six counts of possessing a prohibited drug according to the ABC.
Despite digesting dangerous amounts of the illegal drug, the boy miraculously survived and is currently in the care of the Department of Families and Community Services. Doctors don't expect the child to have suffered any long-term injuries.