Child tested positive for controlled substance so police arrested Mississippi mom

Published 10:07 pm Monday, June 14, 2021

A Mississippi woman is facing a felony child neglect charge after police say her child was found with controlled substances in its system.

On May 10, Child Protective Services reported a child who tested positive for a controlled substance to the Oxford Police Department.

On May 31, Tabatha Perkins, 31, was arrested by the Memphis Police Department and later transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center.

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Perkins was charged with Child Neglect and issued a $20,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.