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UPDATE: Rhea County child hospitalized with drugs in her system

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

A Spring City child was taken to the hospital with drugs in her system.

The Rhea County Sheriff's Department says they are awaiting testing results from the hospital before they take action in the case.

A source inside the Sheriff's Department tells Channel 3 there is a chance the child got into a medicine cabinet at home. She has been sleeping a lot today but should fully recover.

Officials say the girl was in school Monday, showing no effects from any illness.  Tuesday she was transported to the hospital from her home. 

School administrators sent a message to parents on Wednesday, informing them there was no connection between the child's illness and the school.

Sheriff's officers are continuing the investigation into the case.  Stay with Channel 3 as this story develops.

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