An Iowa mother is facing charges after police found her 2-year-old son at home alone, sucking on frozen chicken while wearing a soiled diaper.

According to KCCI, Hallie Amick, 30, was arrested  on child endangerment and drug possession charges.

Police were called to the scene after her boyfriend was pulled over  for speeding, KCCI reports. In order to get out of getting a speeding ticket, the boyfriend reportedly told the officer that he was in a hurry to get home because a child was alone at the house. There, police said they found the boy in the backyard with the frozen chicken in his mouth, wearing a “full and sagging” diaper. A terrier was jumping on the boy in an attempt to get the frozen meat, police said.

Police also found a marijuana pipe, stems and “blunts” in the house, KCCI reports.

At first the mom  said this was the only time the child was left alone but later admitted that she leaves him “on occasions.”