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updated: 4/29/2014 4:20 PM

Doctor removes cocaine from toddler's nose

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FREEPORT, Ill. -- Police in Freeport say they're investigating after a 2-year-old boy was found to have a rock of cocaine stuck in his nose that had to be removed by a doctor.

The Journal-Standard reported Tuesday that authorities said the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had placed the boy in protective custody. Police said the boy's parents took him to the doctor Monday when he was acting strangely. The doctor removed a substance from the boy's nose that later tested positive for cocaine.

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No charges have been filed. The boy wasn't immediately identified.

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