Skiatook mother arrested after baby ingests methamphetamine
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A Skiatook woman whose infant was hospitalized with high levels of methamphetamine in her system was arrested Tuesday at a Tulsa hospital.
Amy Lynn Daugherty, 25, is being held in the Tulsa Jail on a complaint of child neglect. Her bail is set at $25,000.
Tulsa County sheriff’s deputies were called to St. Francis Hospital late Tuesday after a pediatrician alerted them to the 8-month-old girl’s condition, Sgt. Shannon Clark said.
Members of the Skiatook Fire Department had transported the girl and her mother to the hospital after Daugherty sought the advice of a family friend with medical training, Clark said.
The friend told deputies the infant was limp and unresponsive, “like a rag doll,” he said.
Clark said Daugherty told deputies she and the child were at a residence where meth and marijuana were being used Sunday. She said the baby was never outside her supervision and that she “didn’t know where (her daughter) would have ingested” methamphetamine.
The infant, the baby's twin sister and a 5-year-old boy were placed in Department of Human Services custody, Clark said.
Amy Lynn Daugherty