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Wabash Woman Arrested After Six Week Old Tests Positive for Heroin
Updated September 20, 2017 6:55 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(WABASH) - Recently a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller resulted in the arrest of a Wabash woman.

Police served an arrest warrant on 22-year-old Emma Moore alleging a felony charge for neglect of a dependent. The warrant was served by officers from the Wabash County Sheriff's Department, to Moore, at the Wabash County Jail where she is currently incarcerated from a previous arrest.

Detective Maller started an investigation on August 9, after receiving information from the Wabash County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services (WCDCS) that a six week old Wabash boy had possibly been neglected. Maller's investigation revealed that after taking a drug screen, the boy had allegedly tested positive for heroin and morphine.

According to a doctor from the Indiana State Department of Toxicology, the only way for a child to inadvertently get a metabolite of heroin in their system would be to ingest it orally or breathe in the powder.

Detective Maller was able to develop probable cause and was issued a warrant for Moore's arrest. The warrant was served by the Wabash County Sheriff's Department on September 14.



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