Police: Mother caught with meth left 1-year-old boy in a drug den

COCOA, Florida. – A Florida woman is suspected of leaving her 1-year-old son in a house where people were doing drugs.

Brevard County Sheriff’s officials say someone contacted them after finding the child sleeps on a mattress in the house. His 31-year-old mother, Ashley Marie Baskett, was arrested Wednesday and remains in the Brevard County Jail on charges of child neglect and possession of methamphetamine.

Deputies say that the other people in the house were either to sleep or under the influence of drugs. The child had a dirty diaper and there were stains on his face. Researchers tracked down his mother and arrested her.

The Ministry of Children and Families took custody of the boy.

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