A Kentucky mother has been arrested after her 4-year-old daughter passed out at school and later tested positive for cocaine.
According to local CBS affiliate WKYT, the child didn’t wake up from a school nap time and had to be was taken to the Clark Regional Medical Center. During her medical treatment, lab reports showed that the girl had cocaine in her system.
As a result her mother, Anniquta Wright, who lives in Winchester, Ky., was arrested and charged with criminal child abuse. Wright confessed to police that she had allowed a friend to “sell cocaine and crack cocaine at her residence while the kids were there.”
“Wright admitted that the kids would even sit at the table with the friend,” police noted in their report. Wright went on to admit that on the day her child was unresponsive, that same friend had been allowed to sell drugs from the home until around 3 a.m. in the morning.
Wright has two other children and her 2-year-old son also tested positive for cocaine. Fortunately the third child tested negative and no illegal drugs were found at the family’s residence when police conducted a search.
The 31-year-old mother is being held in the Clark County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond. She also faces charges of being a fugitive from another state.
According to KFVS 12, In January, the Kentucky State Police unveiled a new mobile exhibit designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs. The mobile trailer will travel across the state thanks to a $92,000 grant from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.
“This innovative exhibit is designed to raise awareness on many levels-addiction, detection, recognition, treatment and, we hope, prevention,” Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Slinker, Director of the KSP Operations Division, said in a statement. “This exhibit is an excellent vehicle for initiating conversations about drugs among young people and adults.”