What tasted like “fireworks” to a 6-year-old girl was actually PCP, according to police. Torina Gutierrez is accused of putting the drug, often called angel dust, in her 6-year-old daughter’s sandwich last month.
The mom from Del Valle, Texas, was placed under arrest last week for child endangerment, according to the Statesman. An arrest affidavit obtained by the paper said the girl told school authorities that her sandwich meat tasted like “fireworks” and that it made her feel “dizzy and crazy.”
Gutierrez took her daughter home from school and called paramedics. The girl and her mom both tested positive for PCP. One of Gutierrez’s neighbors told KVUE they would always see police officers at the home where the girl lived with her mom and her mother’s boyfriend.
“She was very friendly and very hyper. She would come over and play with the kids, my grand kids,” said the neighbor who only wanted to be identified as “Joel.” The news comes shortly after reports of a woman who allegedly put alcohol in her infant’s baby formula.
The mother, Iesha Hill, also faces child endangerment charges.