LEESVILLE — Vernon Parish authorities said a Rosepine mother is facing charges after her 10-month-old child tested positive for methamphetamine at a hospital.
Detectives were contacted on Jan. 17 by Beauregard Memorial Hospital emergency room personnel about the child.
Detectives interviewed the child’s mother, Heather Jenkins, 22, who said she had been to a house where meth was used and that the child may have been exposed while there.
Jenkins also said she used meth at that house in the past.
Jenkins was arrested and booked with possession of meth and cruelty to a juvenile. Her bail was set at $35,000.
Detectives began investigating the home in the Rosepine area, and contacted Michael Moore, 55. Moore told detectives that the child was in the same room at the house while he and others smoked meth.
Deputies said meth with a street value of about $5,760 was found at the house. Moore, who was out on bond from a previous arrest on meth charges, was arrested and booked with possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of meth and possession of a controlled dangerous Substance IV with intent to distribute.
Bail for Moore was set at $42,000, and he remained in the Vernon Parish Jail.