A Kokomo woman faces neglect charges after two children in her care tested positive for methamphetamine and her infant son was found to be severely malnourished.
Angel L. Cooper, 21, was arrested Monday on three counts of neglect of a dependent. She’s being held on a $15,000 bond, pending a Monday initial hearing. Online records don’t indicate if she has an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
Court records state that a doctor determined Cooper’s infant son was severely malnourished in February and had gained only two ounces since his December birth.
Authorities also said April drug tests on a 5-year-old and 3-year-old in Cooper’s care found both had meth and THC, marijuana’s mind-altering ingredient, in their system.
All three children are now in foster care.