This is absolutely horrendous! An Arizona couple, who are television personalities, were arrested after cocaine was found in their 4-month-old baby’s system. The mother, Krystin Sorich, had reportedly admitted to snorting cocaine just HOURS before she began breastfeeding the child.
We cannot even believe this! Krystin Sorich Lisaius, 26, and her husband, Som Lisaius, 42, were arraigned on three criminal felony charges each in Tucson, Arizona after their baby daughter ingested cocaine allegedly through her mother’s breastmilk! Krystin, who is now a former reporter at KGUN-TV, allegedly had taken the drug 12 hours before breastfeeding her four-month-old daughter. Sadly, the child ended up in the hospital afterwards and nearly died.
The television personalities, who had their wedding featured in a local newscast, became worried after their daughter turned “wobbly” and “limp” soon after Krystin breastfed her on May 15. The baby’s eyes were even “rolling into the back of her head,” according to The Tucson Weekly.
Krystin and Som rushed their child to Oro Valley Hospital, where the doctors wanted to test her blood. However, the couple denied the hospital’s request and left the facility. But they did eventually agree to be transferred to another hospital, where once there, the duo STILL refused a toxicology test for their little girl. Yikes!
Thankfully though, a urinalysis and a toxicology screen WAS eventually conducted in the presence of hospital staff and officials with the child welfare department. The tests shockingly revealed that the baby girl had cocaine in her system.
“It should be noted that at no time, according to the report, did either parent tell the hospital staff about the mother’s cocaine use the night before. And Krystin continued to breastfeed while at the hospital,” one detective wrote in their report, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Wow.
And while at first the mother-of-one denied using cocaine and said she didn’t know how the baby was exposed to it, she ended up admitting to police that she snorted cocaine with her husband on May 14 while hosting friends in their Oro Valley home, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Som, who was a veteran crime reporter at KOLD in Tucson, reportedly told cops that he used cocaine about “every six weeks or so,” and that he has watched his wife use cocaine SINCE giving birth to their daughter just four months ago! Police raided the couple’s home with a search warrant and found 1.59 grams of cocaine AND a scale inside in the house.
The two were arraigned on several charges on June 27, including child abuse, possession of a dangerous drug, and drug paraphernalia. They both pled “not guilty” in court. Their daughter is currently in the custody of the Department of Child Safety.
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