Livingston PD: Woman, man arrested after baby tests positive for cocaine

Livingston PD: Woman, man arrested after baby tests positive for cocaine

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Livingston Police Department have arrested a 36-year-old woman on a felony child endangerment charge after the 4-month-old baby girl found in her home back in December tested positive for very high levels of cocaine.

Kristl Ann Delavan was arrested and charged with second-degree felony endangering a child. Her bail amount was set at $50,000.

Lt. Matt Parish, a spokesman for the Livingston Police Department, said the initial incident that led to Delavan's arrest occurred on Dec. 17, 2016. Livingston PD officers went to a home in the 100 block of Garner Street to check out a 911 call about a domestic disturbance.

The caller told dispatch that he or she could hear a couple fighting over illegal drugs based on statements heard in the background, Parish said.

The subjects were identified as Delavan and Willie Reynolds Jr., Livingston,56, When the Livingston PD officers arrived at the scene, they could hear screaming, and they made entry into the home, Parish said.

Delavan told the officers that she threw a lamp and a drink at Reynolds, Parish said. Reynolds had some minor scratches as a result of the disturbance.
Parish said Delavan and Reynolds had been arguing over another woman.

During the investigation, Livingston PD officers found a gray container and a syringe with a clear liquid substance, and the two suspects told the officers that it was drugs, Parish said.

Parish said the officers at the scene found what they thought was cocaine and methamphetamine at the scene. The substances were sent off to the lab for confirmation.

Parish said that a 4-month-old baby girl that was at the home tested positive for high levels of cocaine.
Reynolds was arrested back in December.

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