Woman arrested after newborn baby found with amphetamines in system

Published 11:28 am Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A Mississippi woman was arrested Monday after an infant in her care tested positive for drugs.

On March 8th, 2021, an Oxford Police Department investigator was notified by Child Protective Services about a CPS investigation into Lashetta Nicole Hickinbottom, 35. A newborn that was in Hickinbottom’s care tested positive for amphetamines.

As a result of the OPD investigation, a warrant for Hickinbottom was obtained for Child Neglect. On April 5, 2021, Hickinbottom was arrested without incident and transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center.

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Hickinbottom was given a $20,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.