Victoria Bolan, 28, is facing a felony child abuse charge for the child’s positive test. “On Jan. 5, 2022, we received information that Ms. Bolan’s 1-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamines, marijuana, and MDMA (ecstasy) back in December of 2021 while she had custody of the child,” said Jones County Sheriff’s Department investigator Sgt. J.D. Carter.
“That’s the primary concern is keeping the children safe,” Carter added. “Because if the activities continue, especially in young children… the effects that it has on the growth and the mental aspect of it… as a child, they’re constantly developing and you can stunt the mental growth of the child… and also in the back end of it is also to get the parents some help. It’s not all about throwing parents in prison. It’s about getting them the help they need.”
Authorities believe the child had “environmental contact” as well as ingested the drugs.