MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) - After taking the substance known as bath salts, a Muncie mother was arrested on a charge of child neglect, according to a Muncie Police Department report.
Baby Girl Drinkard, 29, was arrested Wednesday after someone called concerned about her reaction to the bath salts, the report said.
When police arrived, Drinkard was holding a newborn and her two other children were nearby. She was "crying uncontrollably and had trouble keeping her balance," according to the police report, and she was having difficulty putting sentences together. The officer said Drinkard had trouble remembering the birthdates of her children and had trouble spelling one of their names.
Drinkard told police she took bath salts, which she thought were legal, the report said. She also had prescription pills in her purse. She was checked out at Ball Memorial Hospital before being booked into the Delaware County Jail on preliminary charges of neglect and possession of a controlled substance.
Police handed the children over to their grandmother, Drinkard's mom.
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