Mother arrested after 1-year-old son tests positive for speed at BR hospital
BATON ROUGE - Police say they arrested a Baton Rouge woman Wednesday after she brought her 1-year-old to an area hospital where the child tested positive for amphetamine.
33-year-old Lakisha Ross was taken into police custody and booked into EBR Parish Prison on a charge of cruelty to juveniles.
Investigators say officers responded to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital where hospital staff indicated that Ross had brought her 1-year-old son to the hospital because he “wasn’t acting like himself.” Blood and urine were collected from the victim, and the test results showed that the victim had amphetamine in his system, according to BRPD.
Ross was taken to BRPD Headquarters where she was questioned. She told detectives that the victim was in her care all day, but she didn’t know how any drugs could have gotten into the boy’s system.