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Second Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile - Thursday, January 24, 2019

DATE:             THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      SECOND DEGREE CRUELTY TO A JUVENILE – KASSIDY RODRIGUE

 

 

PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Kassidy Rodrigue, 22, of 119 Randy Street, Pierre Part, La, following a medical complaint related to a child having seizures.

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the complaint of an ill child.

A short time later, the Sheriff’s Office was alerted by an area hospital that an infant tested positive for marijuana.

An investigation commenced and detectives learned that the infant’s mother may have been ingesting marijuana prior to the child’s seizure.

Detectives interviewed Kassidy Rodrigue on January 23, 2019 at which time she admitted to smoking marijuana prior to breast feeding the infant hours before the seizure.  Rodrigue was the only person who had been around the infant and had smoked marijuana recently.

Rodrigue was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:

            *Second Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile

            *Child Desertion

Rodrigue’s bond has been set at $125,000.  She remains incarcerated.

 

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


 

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