TV Reporter Accused of Breast-Feeding Baby After Using Cocaine

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TV Reporter Accused of Breast-Feeding Baby After Using Cocaine

Krystin Lisaius appears in court on Monday.

Oro Valley police say 26-year-old Krystin Lisaius and husband Somchai Lisaius were indicted on charges of possession of an unsafe drug, drug paraphernalia, and child abuse on June the 9th. They both plead "not guilty" in court.

Som, 42, was a longtime news and crime reporter for Tucson News Now, while 26-year-old Krystin worked as a reporter for KGUN-TV for less than a year in 2014, according to the AP.

Krystin Lisaius admitted to using cocaine after tests showed the drug in the baby's body, according to Tucson Weekly, but she said she did not believe the baby would be harmed if 12 hours had passed before breast-feeding the infant. After refusing to allow a blood test to be run on the child, the parents brought to the baby to Banner University Medical Center. "And Krystin continued to breastfeed while at the hospital", one detective wrote in their report, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

After police told Som about his wife's statements, he said "he had used cocaine on Saturday in the master bedroom, and that he uses cocaine himself every 6 weeks or so", reports state.

Meanwhile, KOLD's general manager has confirmed that he no longer works at the station, and his bio has been taken off their website.

After first denying she'd used cocaine, police say Mrs. Lisaius eventually admitted to doing the drug the night before at a barbecue she and her husband had hosted at their home. Police then raided the couples' home with a search warrant and found 1.59 grams of cocaine AND a scale inside in the house.

 

 

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