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4-month-old child of two TV reporters hospitalized with cocaine in his system

By Mason White 3:15 PM June 29, 2016
Krystin Lisaius and Somchai Lisaius 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Two television reporters were arrested on a charge of child abuse after their baby was found to have cocaine in his system, according to police in Arizona.

Oro Valley police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Krystin Lisaius and her husband, 42-year-old Somchai Lisaius, after their 4-month-old child was taken to a hospital with cocaine in his system.

The two suspects were charged with possession of a dangerous drug, drug paraphernalia and child abuse. Krystin worked at KGUN-TV while Somchai was a reporter for Tucson News Now.

They are no longer employed. According to the police, the baby was taken to a hospital after it appeared to be in distress while breastfeeding from the mother.

Tests that were performed at the hospital revealed cocaine in the body of the 4-month-old child. A witness told police that he saw the mother snorting cocaine before breastfeeding the child.