Police: Pike County teen tried to poison mother with bleach

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Pike County teenager is behind bars after his mother said he tried to poison her.

Kentucky State Police arrested 18-year-old Justin Adkins Sunday after his mother called law enforcement for help.

Adkins' mother said he had poured bleach into her drink. An officer smelled the drink and identified the scent of bleach.

Adkins told police he did put bleach in her drink, but "only a little bit". He claimed he only wanted his mom to get sick, not die.

The young man was taken to the Pike County Detention Center and charged with second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

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