By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A 27-year-old Corinth woman is charged with felony child abuse after a 1-year-old child allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine, according to Corinth Police.
The suspect, Bayley Hicks, was arrested on a warrant early Wednesday during a traffic stop on Galyean Road at 2:49 a.m., said Corinth Police Department Detective Capt. Dell Green.
The Wednesday arrest of Hicks stems from a traffic stop that occurred in Corinth on Dec. 14 in which she was a passenger in a vehicle where methamphetamine was allegedly found. Three children were also in the vehicle.
A male, Tory Hastings, was arrested in the December traffic stop, and Hicks was released at the scene.
A report was then filed with the Mississippi Department of Human Services pertaining to the welfare of the children allegedly being in the presence of meth, Green said.
It was later determined that the 1-year-old allegedly tested positive for meth and amphetamine, and a warrant was issued for Hicks’ arrest, Green added.
The alleged meth and amphetamine ingested by the child apparently came from secondhand contact.