FARMINGTON, Missouri (KMOV) – Authorities are investigating after a toddler was found wandering the parking lot of an apartment complex in Farmington Tuesday morning.
Police said the male toddler was found in the parking lot of the Orchard View apartments around 8 a.m.
When officers arrived, the child was found in the hands of the apartment complex management.
Police said officers knocked on the door of the child’s mother, but there was no answer.
Officers found the mother inside after management let police in to make sure there was no medical emergency. She told officers she had taken sleeping pills after working an overnight work shift.
She told police her son must have wondered away after she dozed off. She and her son have since been reunited.
Authorities said they were working with the mother to make sure the incident did not happen again.
Police said the woman would not face charges.