Sioux City Woman Arrested for Child Endangerment

A Sioux City woman is in jail, and her child in protective custody after an incident yesterday afternoon.

20 year old Maricela Vasquez of Sioux City called 911 from her West 4th Street apartment after her 10 month old child nearly drowned in a bathtub.When police arrived, they found marijuana in plain view and evidence that it had recently been smoked. Vasquez admitted she had left the 10 month old unattended in the bathtub to go smoke marijuana in a separate room. She has been arrested and charged with child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.She is being held in the Woodbury County jail on a 10 thousand dollar bond. The child has been released from the hospital, and is in the custody of child protective services.