Drugs in baby; mom arrested
A northeast Arkansas woman has been arrested on multiple charges, including manslaughter, after her baby was found with drugs in her system, authorities say.
Aretta Dawn McGarraugh, 34, of Paragould was also taken into custody Friday on two counts of introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another person, records show.
According to an affidavit filed in Greene County District Court, officers with the Paragould Police Department responded around 2:30 a.m. April 12 in reference to an infant not breathing. Police said the child was taken to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, where she was later pronounced dead. Greene County Coroner Dick Pace was notified of the death around 3 a.m. that day.