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Source: ABC

8-Year-Old Boy Ate Crystal Meth Thinking It Was Cereal--Dies After Father Waited Hours Before Seeking Help

By Chet Dawson

Second-grader Curtis Collman III is dead because his father let him die to hide his own drug habit. 

We're about to go to an incredibly distressing place, folks.

8- year-old Curtis told his dad that he was hungry and then started eating what he thought was breakfast cereal left on a plate - but was in fact crystal methamphetamine. 

Why a child would think that a colorless rocky crystal that according to Quora tastes "very chemical-y" would be cereal perhaps suggests a level of neglect and food insecurity that no child should ever suffer.