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Florida couple get 10 years each for toddler drinking drain cleaner

3-year-old child was airlifted to hospital
Posted at 8:55 AM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 08:55:38-04

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle couple have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for letting their toddler drink a drain cleaner commonly used in making methamphetamine.

Local media outlets report that 24-year-old Amber Nicole Cooley and 27-year-old Kyle Joseph Cooley were sentenced last week after pleading no contest to multiple drug and child abuse charges.

Authorities say their 3-year-old child was airlifted from their Milton home to a Pensacola hospital in December after drinking the strong acid from a sippy cup and suffering severe burns to the face, neck, mouth and chest.