Two Charged In Rapides Parish After Young Children Test Positive For Drugs
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says two people are behind bars amid allegations children in their care tested positive for drugs. Captain Tommy Carnline says the complaint originally came in from the Department of Children and Family Services in regards to a November incident.
"And the children tested positive for narcotics," said Carnline. "When DCFS notified our detectives, there was probable cause enough for us to get warrants for the parents."
Carnline says 19-year-old Stephan Deshon Matthews and 22-year-old Katie Meshell Bordelon each face 2nd degree cruelty to juveniles.
"The were taken into custody on the 4th and 5th of this month and remain in jail on a $300,000 bond each," said Carnline.
Carnline says they are not releasing information on how the narcotics got into the systems of the children.
"The main thing is the children are with other family members, and they're okay," said Carnline. "And the parents will get their day in court."