Prophetstown mom facing drug charges after toddler ingests cocaine, must be resuscitated

Elizabeth G. Jackson
Elizabeth G. Jackson

MORRISON – A Prophetstown woman is charged with reckless conduct and possession of a controlled substance after her toddler ingested cocaine last Wednesday afternoon, and had to be resuscitated.

Elizabeth G. Jackson, 30, was arrested June 18 and faces 1 to 3 years in prison on each count.

Prophetstown police responded around 1:35 p.m. to the 400 block of Fair Lane on June 17 and found a neighbor performing CPR on an 18-month-old girl, who was outside the apartments and not breathing, according to a release from the department.

Officers took over and were able to establish a pulse, and then handed the toddler to EMTs, who were able to provide more advanced life-saving treatment.

The child was taken to CGH Medical Center in Sterling, where it was determined she had ingested cocaine. Her home was searched and Jackson was charged; more charges and arrests are pending, the release said.

Jackson, who was appointed a public defender, has a pretrial hearing June 29.