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4-year-old calls for help after her drug using mom passed out at the side of a road

By Mason White 9:48 AM January 17, 2014
Alicia Pruitt 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A young child in Dallas, Texas, was left to fend for herself when her mother passed out at the side of a road.

Parker County authorities said that a 4-year-old girl used a cell phone to call for help after her mother passed out while using drugs.

The mother, Alicia Pruitt, 24, had used a combination of illegal drugs and synthetic marijuana before she passed out.

The four-year-old called a family member and said: “Mom is sleeping and we are on the side of the road.”

The family member went out to search for them, and found the girl and her mother in their truck with the engine still running.

The family member could not awake Pruitt and called police.

Pruitt was treated at the scene and later arrested.

She has been charged with public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Police said that she had illegally obtained prescription narcotics and “K-2,” also known as synthetic marijuana.

Her daughter has been placed with relatives while the investigation continues.