A Baton Rouge woman was arrested Monday after a hospital determined her 3-year-old child tested positive for high levels of cocaine.
And when Baton Rouge police arrived at Megan Gaylord’s apartment, they found it “covered in dog feces, spoiled food, trash, dirty diapers” and other materials, a police report says.
Police were called to the residence, Apt. 42C at 155 Marilyn Drive to investigate a disturbance call. The apartment was in such bad condition the officers could not complete their investigation of the home, the report says, and they contacted Child Services to document the conditions inside the apartment.
According to the report, while talking with Gaylord, 25, and the child, police smelled “a strong odor of burnt marijuana.” EMS then transported the mother and child to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where the child tested positive for cocaine and the mother positive for multiple controlled substances, including marijuana and cocaine.
Gaylord was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of cruelty to a juvenile.