Drunk East Providence Mother Leaves Child Home Alone

An East Providence mother was arrested last week for public drunkenness and police officers discovered she'd left her child home alone with a bag of drugs.

29 year-old Marie McMillan was arrested at 3am on her front porch after neighbors called 911 to  report that she was wandering up and down Winsor Street screaming and cursing.

When officers took her to the hospital, McMillan told them her 5 year-old daughter was home alone.  Police went back and had McMillan's grandparents let them in – and they found her daughter fast asleep with marijuana out in plain sight in an adjacent room.

ABC6 Reporter Malini Basu has the details from East Providence.