Cocaine found in baby's system, mother rebooked

Colleen Anne Poche (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)
Colleen Anne Poche (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - A mother arrested after drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the bassinet with her two-year-old son was rebooked on upgraded charges after a drug screen on the child showed cocaine in his system.

Colleen Poche, 29, of Holden was arrested Friday on one count of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. She was initially arrested on Jan. 5 and charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule II CDS, intent to distribute schedule IV CDS and illegal use of a CDS in the presence of a person under 17 years of age.

According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, while searching her home, deputies found she had several illegal drugs with her and within the reach of the baby. They added some of the drugs and a razor blade were even found in the baby's bassinet. The infant was placed into protective custody with the Louisiana Office of Community Services.

Poche remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Her total bond is set at $150,500 with a hold for violation of probation and/or parole. After the initial arrest, her bond was set at $100,500.

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