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A couple are facing drug charges in Arizona after tests found cocaine in their baby's system. Police say 26-year-old Krystin Lisaius and Somchai Lisaius, 42 - both TV presenters - were indicted on charges of possession of a dangerous drug, drug paraphernalia and child abuse on 9 June. The four-month-old baby was taken to hospital on 15 May after being breast-fed and appearing to be unwell. Mrs Lisaius said the child was like a "rag doll" whose "eyes would roll up", according to a police report on the incident. Test revealed cocaine in the child's body.Authorities found nearly 2g of "white powder or white residue" at the couple's Oro Valley home, KOLD-TV reports. They made their first appearance in court on Monday. Mrs Lisaius worked at KGUN-TV, while 42-year-old Mr Lisaius was a reporter for Tucson News Now.
The baby is now living with a relative, but remains in the custody of the state children's services department. Neither parent is in custody and both can reportedly visit the child. Hospital staff noticed the baby's parents were acting strangely when their baby was admitted, local media report. According to a report from Oro Valley Police Department, they "did not want any lab work performed on the child". The couple allegedly left a different hospital earlier that day when staff asked to do a blood test.According to Mr Lisaius' former employer, Tucson News Now, they eventually agreed to a urine test, which revealed the drug's presence in their baby's system. Mrs Lisaius said she had breast-fed her child about 12 hours after using the drug, local media report. But she told authorities she did not think it would harm the child. They will next appear in court on 28 July.
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