A TV news power couple in Arizona are making their own headlines after they were accused of giving their baby daughter cocaine. Krystin and Somchai Lisaius appeared in court on June 27 and were formally charged with child abuse after authorities say that their just over 6-month old daughter ingested cocaine through breast milk. Their charges include drug possession and child abuse. The pair were both news reporters, Lisaius for KGUN and her husband for KOLD-TV, neither were employed by the stations at the time of their arrest. The child is now in the care of a relative.
According to documents in the case, Lisaius and her husband admitted to using cocaine with a friend in their home on the night of May 14. The couple lives in Oro Valley, a suburb of Tucson. The day after partying, Lisaius breastfed her baby at a friend's child's birthday party. The police report says that Lisaius said her child "became limp" while her "eyes were rolling" around her head. She also said that the baby was lethargic.
The couple took their baby to two nearby hospitals but both times refused to allow staff to take a sample of their daughter's blood. When child services got involved, a sample was taken and the just over 6-month old infant tested positive for cocaine. Both parents admitted to having taken cocaine with Somchai Lisaius even telling a detective where to find the drugs in their home after the officer told the couple a search warrant was forthcoming.
She apparently told investigators that took cocaine by "snorting it" on May 14. One cooperating witness was a man referred to as Thomas in the documents. He said he took the drugs with the couple and that he is the child's godfather. Thomas told detectives, "I saw her (Krystin Lisaius) do one line, tops." While Lisaius husband, said to investigators that he did cocaine every six weeks or so and that he had seen his wife take the drug since giving birth.
On June 27, the couple appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to their charges, reports the Arizona Daily Star.
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