By Bradford Betz
Published February 11, 2019
Authorities in Winchester, Ky., responded to a call from Clark Regional Medical Center where the girl had been taken for treatment, a police citation said.
The girl’s mother, Anniquta Wright, 31, allegedly told police that a friend had sold “cocaine and crack cocaine at her residence,” in front of her three children, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The police citation indicated the “friend” was at Wright’s Winchester home until 3 a.m. on Thursday.
The 4-year-old allegedly told authorities she had seen something on the floor of her home that morning and ate it, Lexington’s WKYT reported. Further investigation indicated that Wright’s other child, a 2-year-old boy, also tested positive for cocaine, according to the report. Wright’s third child was reportedly not affected.
Wright was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree criminal child abuse and being a fugitive from another state. She was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $25,000 cash bond, according to court records.
Winchester is about a 30-minute drive from Lexington.