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Mom charged after son, 3, positive for cocaine

PITTSBURGH - A suburban Pittsburgh woman is facing charges after police say her 3-year-old son tested positive for cocaine.

Swissvale police say the boy's foster parents planned to pick him up at Kathryn Forrest's home last week but got no response when they tried to reach her.

Police say they found Forrest naked and unresponsive inside her filthy apartment and removed the preschooler. They say tests later showed the child had cocaine in his system.

Authorities say the boy's stuffed animals were infested with fleas and his body was covered in bug bites.

Investigators say they took the 32-year-old Forrest into custody after she failed to appear for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. It was not clear if she had an attorney.

Forrest's 53-year-old boyfriend, Santiago Negron, was also arrested, KDKA reports. Negron, authorities say, had a crack pipe in the front pocket of his shorts.

Both Forrest and Negron face child endangerment and drug charges.

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