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During a welfare check in Racine, a police officer discovered a case of child neglect and drug possession.

The officer went to the 400 block of Chicago Street in September and was greeted at the door of the home by a four-year-old girl that said her mother, Bettina N. Sanders, 33, was sleeping.

Upon entry to the home, the officer saw a number of items of drug paraphernalia including bongs and plastic containers of a marijuana concentrate referred to as “dab.”

The daughter’s teeth were rotten and the house was haphazard, the officer noted in the criminal complaint. Sanders said the bongs in the home and “dab” belonged to her boyfriend that didn’t live there. However, the daughter said, “Mommy does dab all the time.”

Sanders is charged with possession of THC and drug paraphernalia and neglecting a child.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.