Rhinelander baby sitter gets parole after toddler tests positive for marijuana

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RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 22-year-old Rhinelander woman arrested after the 1-year-old child she had been baby-sitting tested positive for marijuana will spend one year on probation after agreeing to the terms of a plea deal.

Anika Wildcat-Chapman pleaded no contest to child neglect and was found guilty as result.

An investigation began Aug. 5, 2016 after the child's mother and boyfriend took the child to the hospital after she had been acting lethargic. The child was then flown to a Marshfield hospital.

Investigators determined the child's positive result was likely due to ingestion, rather than smoke exposure.

According to court documents, Wildcat-Chapman said she had a cookie containing edible marijuana in the kitchen while baby-sitting the girl. It's believed the child ate part of it before Wildcat-Chapman ate it.

If Wildcat-Chapman does not violate the terms of probation, she could have the charge expunged from her record.