Police: Child wandered neighborhood while mom was passed out drunk

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(AP)- Authorities say a woman was found intoxicated in her Des Moines home after her 8-year-old son wandered to neighborhood gathering.

Polk County Court records say 35-year-old Morgan Brown-Edmundson is charged with three counts of child endangerment and is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 2. The records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for her.

Neighbors called police Sunday after the boy showed up at a neighborhood gathering. He told adults there he was worried about his mom because he couldn't awaken her.

Officers found her asleep and intoxicated and a 6-year-old child and a 2-year-old passed out or sleeping.

A criminal complaint says the 8-year-old told officers his mom regularly makes him and his siblings ingest sleeping pills and other medicines to make them sleep during the day.

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