Gold Coast mum charged after baby allegedly ingested ‘ice’

A young Gold Coast mother has been charged by police after her baby allegedly ingested the drug methamphetamine.

Newscorp reports the infant was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition on November 6.

It’s understood the 12-month-old allegedly consumed the drug at a unit on Hamilton Avenue in Surfers Paradise.


“The mother realised something was wrong after the child began vomiting and partially lost consciousness,” Newscorp reports.

Thankfully the youngster has since made a full recovery.

Following an ongoing investigation, the 20-year-old woman was charged yesterday with endangering life of children by exposure.

She was given watch house bail and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court next month.

The incident has been referred to the Department of Child and Safety.