Friday, June 09, 2017

TOP STORY >> Baby on highway as mom gets high

A Lonoke County woman was arrested Wednesday after her toddler was seen unaccompanied near Hwy. 319 at Champlin Road.

After a 911 call, sheriff deputies found the child wearing only a diaper walking around at 7 a.m. in the parking lot of nearby Baugh Chapel Baptist Church.

The boy was being followed around by a dog wearing a collar with its owner’s phone number and address. That led deputies to the child’s mother, Lindsey Moody, 24, who was unconscious in a back bedroom in her home on Champlin Road.

The sheriff’s department’s news release said she did not come to the door when deputies knocked. They entered the home and repeatedly shook her to get her to wake up.

“As she was getting out of bed the deputies could see a glass smoking device with a white powdery substance believed to be methamphetamine,” according to the news release.

The Department of Human Services took custody of the child.

Moody was arrested for first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, felony possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was released on Friday from the Lonoke County Detention Center, where she was held on a $2,500 bond.