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Mom in Scioto County, OH arrested for feeding baby sugar water

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Justine Smith arrested for feeding her baby sugar water in Scioto County, OH Justine Smith arrested for feeding her baby sugar water in Scioto County, OH
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SCIOTO COUNTY, OH -

A Scioto County mother is behind bars after deputies say she fed her baby sugar water instead of formula. Justine Smith, 36, of Franklin Furnace was charged with child endangerment after investigators say she gave her baby sugar water instead of formula for a period of several days back in July.

On July 21st investigators were notified the baby was taken to Green squad in Franklin Furnace then transported to Saint Mary's hospital in Huntington for treatment. The child has since been released to a foster home through Scioto County Child Services.

On Monday, after a grand jury indictment charges were filed against Smith. The investigation is continuing and deputies say additional charges may be pending.