BURLINGTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Burlington man has been charged after an 8-month-old child came into contact with cocaine, officials say.
In a release from Burlington police, it was said that officers responded to Alamance Regional Medical Center around 1 a.m. on Sunday, where an 8-month-old child was being treated for an exposure to cocaine.
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The child was said to be in the custody of a relative when he or she came into contact with the cocaine.
Officials charged 38-year-old Gary Cotton with felony child abuse. He's being held in the Alamance County jail under a $25,000 bond.
Police did not confirm Cotton's relationship to the child.
The child has since been released from the hospital and an investigation is underway.
Burlington man arrested, charged after infant exposed to cocaine