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Woman arrested after child found in trash can

LIVE OAK, TX -- Live Oak Police have arrested a woman for child abandonment, after the child was found in a garbage can.

According to a police report, Brittany L. Ciccotti (pictured above) admitted to officers that she smoked synthetic marijuana, before entering a home in the 200 block of Shin Oak, as she carried a small child.

Police found her later that day and also discovered the child inside a garbage container in the driveway of a home in the same neighborhood.

Ciccotti was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and then placed under arrest. She's charged with abandoing a child, which is a second degree felony.

Officers say the child was not hurt and is now in Child Protective Services custody.

Ciccotti may face additional charges.

Live Oak Police did not release information on Ciccotti's relationship to the child.

Photo Courtesy of Live Oak Police Department

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