Police: Mom charged after child eats marijuana filled cookie

Valeri Iris Hernandez

PRIMERA — Primera police officers were dispatched Feb. 28 to the 2300 block of Royal Palm Circle in reference to a possible child custody dispute, according to a police press release.

Officers found that an 8-year-old had eaten a cookie that contained marijuana and was taken to the hospital, according to the police press release.

Police said this happened while the child was under the care of its mother, Valeri Iris Hernandez, 30.

Primera Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Hernandez, charging her with abandonment, endangerment and child criminal negligence, a state jail felony, police said.

On March 4, Hernandez turned herself in to the Primera Police Department and was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Janie Jaimez, police said.

Hernandez received a $5,000 bond and was transported to the county jail.

According to the press release, the child at this time is under the care of the biological father and is doing well.