breaking news

Should OD rescues be limited? Questions rise as Narcan’s cost soars

JUST IN: Florida mom leaves infant unfed for days in drug house


A Florida mother is accused of leaving her young child without food for days in a drug house.

Authorities were called to a drug house near Cocoa after a neighbor found a 1-year-old on a mattress on a floor in the home, according to WKMG.

>> Florida toddler recovering after shooting himself

The child’s mother, Ashley Baskett, of Brevard County, allegedly left the child in the drug house for three days without being changed or fed. As Baskett was being arrested for child neglect, she was also found with methamphetamine, according to police.

The baby, who was given diapers and a bottle by a Brevard County deputy, is now under the care of the Department of Children and Families.

 

>> See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail

 

Read more at WKMG.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' revival
Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' revival

It’s official: Ryan Seacrest will return to “American Idol” to serve as host for ABC’s reboot of the singing competition. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday morning’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” “We’ve been talking about it for a little while but I am happy to confirm &hellip...
NEW: Ex-pageant queen’s charges dropped under ‘stand your ground’ law 
NEW: Ex-pageant queen’s charges dropped under ‘stand your ground’ law 

The Former Miss Miami Lakes 2017, who was arrested for hitting a guest at a party with an aluminum bat, had her charges dropped Wednesday.  Vanessa Barcelo’s charges were dismissed after her lawyer argued that she acted in self-defense under the state’s “stand your grand” law, the Miami Herald reported. ...
BREAKING: Woman charged in 2015 West Palm killing sent back to jail
BREAKING: Woman charged in 2015 West Palm killing sent back to jail

The Loxahatchee woman charged in the 2015 killing of a Miami man is back in the Palm Beach County Jail after using drugs, court records show. In late October, Desiree Platas, 22, was arrested in the killing of Abad Freddy “Tito” Tineo, a father of five. She posted a $75,000 surety bond Dec. 31 to be released from the county jail while her...
The new coffee shop in CityPlace may surprise you
The new coffee shop in CityPlace may surprise you

Wait a minute readers. So y’all know Capital One, right? The financial corporation. The one you may have banked with in the past? They just dropped a Capital One Cafe into West Palm Beach — at CityPlace, directly across from Mellow Mushroom. Yep. They want you to come in, to get comfortable, to hang out in their spot. But...
NEW: Return trip to Publix leads to teen’s arrest on robbery charge
NEW: Return trip to Publix leads to teen’s arrest on robbery charge

A Greenacres-area teenager robbed a Publix employee last week and then was arrested when he returned to the store and the employee called 911 on him, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Christopher Barnes, 18, remained in custody Thursday following his arrest Monday on a robbery charge. Judge Dina Keever-Agrama set his bail at $10,000...
More Stories