Mississippi newborn born with marijuana in its system; mom faces child neglect charges

Published 5:25 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A woman is facing a felony child neglect charge after her newborn was found to have marijuana in its system.

On Jan. 13, The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Tiyanna Gillom, 28 of Lafayette County, who had an ongoing case with the sheriff’s department and child protective services.

Upon the birth of her child, Gillom was arrested after her child tested positive for marijuana.

Bond was set at $2,500 by a Justice Court Judge and Gillon was released on bond on Jan. 14.