A 4-month-old baby was found dead with methamphetamine in her system in Coweta County and deputies have arrested the child’s mother. They said the infant’s two older siblings also had the drug in their systems.
Jazmen Hazelrigs, 22, was charged with three felony counts of child cruelty and possession of methamphetamine, according to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. She remained in the county jail Tuesday in lieu of $38,850 bond, officials said.
“I think this is kind of a new one for all of us to find a 4-month-old with meth in their system,” said Sheriff Mike Yeager, according to Channel 2 Action News. The investigation began Sept. 7 when Harmony Breeze Hazelrigs was found unresponsive at 105 Crawford Circle in Newnan, officials said.
“EMS had come in and they had begun CPR and taking care of the child, but the child died,” Yeager said.
The young mother’s two other children, a 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl, were also in the home when their sibling was found.
“We actually found some residue of suspected methamphetamine on the bed where the child was found,” Yeager said.
He said Hazelrigs and her three children, including the deceased infant, all tested positive for methamphetamine. Still, the medical examiner’s office has no yet released the cause of Harmony’s death. The result could lead to more charges against Hazelrigs.
The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office told the news station that Department of Family and Children’s Services was involved with the family. Records show Hazelrigs had prior arrests with the Newnan and Senoia police departments in 2012 and 2013.