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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City woman is charged after her 2-year-old child was found dead in a home.

Prosecutors charged 36-year-old Michaela Chism with two counts of child endangerment involving drugs.

Kansas City police responded to a residence near E. 65th Street and The Paseo early Wednesday morning.

Officers found the body of an unresponsive 2-year-old child inside. They also located Chism and a second child inside the home. Police said the second child was not harmed.

The probable cause statement shows investigators also found what appeared to be methamphetamine and other drugs, syringes, glass pipes, and prescription pill bottles inside the house.

The court document shows lab results determined the 2-year-old boy had amphetamines in his system at the time of his death.

It also states the 2-year-old child may have died more than a day before anyone called police.

Chism is in the Jackson County jail awaiting a court hearing.

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