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Texas mother leaves 4-year-old in trash

SAN ANTONIA, Texas -- A Texas mom is facing child abandonment charges.

Police say Brittany Ciccotti got high on synthetic marijuana and threw her four-year-old son in the garbage.

She then put the trash can at the end of the driveway and walked away.

"She has put him in a garbage can in the driveway of a home and by the grace of God, the child made enough noise in this can and somebody found him," said Sergeant Anita Seamans.

The child is now with protective services.

Police say the drug, also known as spice, has chemical additives that can have mind-altering effects.

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