Grandmother, Great-Grandmother Arrested in Louisiana After 10-Year-Old Tests Positive for Cocaine

A 10-year-old's grandmother and great-grandmother were arrested after the girl tested positive twice for cocaine.

The child, who had been living with Angela Motton, 42, and Patricia Motton, 57, of Donaldsonville, has been placed in foster care, Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said Monday.

The first test was a routine drug test administered Jan. 10 at Ascension Parish Alternative School, he wrote in a news release. A second test was positive, as were tests given to the Mottons, he said.

They were booked Friday with cruelty to a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and distribution of cocaine, Bacala said.

Angela Motton was also booked with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond for Angela Motton was set at $55,286 and for Patricia Motton at $45,000, Bacala said.