Former television reporters in the US, Krystin and Somchai (Som) Lisaius, have pleaded guilty to endangering their baby after traces of cocaine were found in the four-month-old’s system.
The pair’s daughter was taken to hospital in Tucson, Arizona on May 15, after her eyes started “rolling into the back of her head” during breastfeeding.
It turned out she had ingested the drug through her mother’s breast milk, police say.
“At approximately one half hour after [breast feeding], she [Krystin] reports her child was very lethargic and difficult to keep awake,” the police report, obtained through Tucson Local Media, states. “She and her husband kept up attempts to stimulate [the child] and finally decided to take [her] to the Oro Valley Hospital, which is close to their home.”
At first, the couple refused to allow the hospital to conduct a blood test on their baby. They left the hospital with their daughter, against medical advice, but agreed to transfer her to Banner University Medical Center.
Cocaine was found in the child’s system after urine tests, and the couple admitted to using the drug while hosting a party the night before. Both parents tested positive for the drug.
A friend of the pair, Thomas, who is also godfather to their child, told police he was with Krysin and Som when they snorted the cocaine.