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Mom with bong faces child neglect charges

By Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com
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Elizabeth Greene

ROCK HILL The children of a Rock Hill woman charged with having drugs in her house told police they had last eaten dry cereal, a popsicle and bubble gum before their mother was taken away in handcuffs on Wednesday.

Police went to a southern Rock Hill home at about 4:30 p.m. after receiving a request to check on the welfare of two children, 2 and 7, according to a Rock Hill police report.

Police said the woman who answered the door was slurring her speech as she told officers she was alone in the house with her two children, a girl and boy. She allowed officers to search her house, where they found a bong, a marijuana scale and marijuana pipe in the kitchen.

Officers arrested the woman on drug charges and contacted the children’s grandmother to pick them up, the report states. Before leaving the house, the 7-year-old girl told officers she was hungry. She told police she and her brother had only eaten dry cereal, a popsicle and bubble gum all day.

The grandmother took custody of the children, who gave the children over to their aunt, the report states. Police contacted the York County office of the Department of Social Services and the children’s father to inform them of the situation.

Elizabeth Greene, 23, was charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child and possession of marijuana, the report states. By Thursday morning, she was still at the Rock Hill jail on a $10,000 bond.

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