Edmonton

No needle marks on crack kid

Minister of Children's Services Iris Evans says three young children who were living with a drug dealer appear to be in good condition.

Minister of Children's Services Iris Evans says three young children who were living with a drug dealer appear to be in good condition.

An eight-year-old boy and his younger brother and sister were apprehended after the boy was found holding crack cocaine for the dealer.

Evans says medical exams performed on Wednesday did not find any bruises or needle marks on the children.

But she says the children remain in emergency care.

"They are being looked at by counsellors. The physician is in very close attendance and we'll watch them for any signs of discomfort or anxiety."

Evans says it will take time for the children to become comfortable. She says then officials can do a full evaluation. She did reiterate that the situation doesn't look good for the children's parents.

The province is back in court applying for temporary guardianship of the children.

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