Mooringsport Couple Arrested for Cruelty to a Juvenile
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a Mooringsport couple for reportedly smoking methamphetamine in the presence of a young child under the age of 13.
Youth Services Detective Ray Saunders received a report on August 14th about a young child testing positive for illegal substances. Detective Saunders searched the home of Michael Bailey, 50, and Amanda Whitten, 36, where detectives discovered meth, a meth pipe, along with other drug paraphanalia. After further investigation, detectives determined the couple bought drugs and smoked them in the presence of the child.
Bailey and Whitten were arrested on September 14th, and were booked into the Caddo Correctional Center where they were charged with cruelty to juveniles, possession of schedule II narcotics, and aggravated battery.
If you know of any situation where you feel a child might be in danger, please reach out to your local police or sheriff's office.
Shreveport Police non-emergency number is 318 673-7300
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office non-emergency number is 318 681-0611
Bossier City Police non-emergency is 318 741-8611
Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office non-emergency number is 318 747-8600
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