Som Lisaius, 42, and Krystin Sorich Lisaius, both Tv Reporters in Arizona were arraigned on three criminal charges in Tucson on Monday after Krystin Sorich breastfed her four month old baby hours after snorting cocaine with her husband.
The woman rushed her baby who fell ill the next day to a hospital and refused to do a toxicology test despite cocaine showing in the four month old baby’s system but she later admitted to police that she used the hard drug, but didn’t think the baby would be harmed if 12 hours had passed before breast-feeding.
The television personalities said the child was ‘wabbly,’ ‘became limp’ and that her ‘eyes were rolling into the back of her head,’ and rushed her on May 15 to Oro Valley Hospital.
The couple agreed to have the baby transferred to another hospital- Diamond Children’s Hospital, after they both refused doing blood tests, and once the baby arrived at the facility, they also refused letting the baby undergo a toxicology test.
The hospital eventually conducted a urinalysis and a toxicology screen on the baby in the presence of police officials and child welfare, and found out the baby had cocaine in his bloodstream.
According to the Arizona Daily Star, one detective wrote in a report: ‘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 breast feed while at the hospital.’
She first denied taking cocaine, but later admitted to police that she snorted cocaine on May 14 while hosting friends in their Oro Valley home before breast feeding the child.
He reportedly told cops that he used the drug about ‘every six weeks or so,’ and that he has watched his wife use cocaine since giving birth to their daughter four months ago.
Police obtained a search warrant and found 1.59 grams of cocaine and a scale inside their home on May 16.
Detectives also located ‘one clear baggie’ containing a white powdery substance along with a Hilton Hotel Honor’s card that had a white residue on it.
In addition, they found another container that had .1 grams of cocaine, a Tiffany and Co. jewelry box with a rolled-up dollar bill with residue inside of it and another bag with .21 grams of cocaine.
The couple were arraigned on several charges, including child abuse, possession of a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia on Monday but both plead not guilty in court.