Mandan Woman Charged with Child Neglect, Abuse

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A 44-year-old Mandan woman is in custody after she was seen stumbling on the street with a 3-month-old in a stroller.

According to Bismarck Police, Dawn Bacon was walking near the south of Kirkwood Mall and ignored officer's who attempted to stop her.

Police say Bacon was slurring her speech, struggled to keep her eyes open and admitted being under the influence of nine prescription narcotic pills.

Bacon was charged with child neglect and abuse at her initial appearance in Burleigh County Court this afternoon.

The child was given to the woman's boyfriend.

Bacon was ordered a $5,000 cash bond and is not allowed to contact the child unless approved by Social Services.