Three people have been indicted in a case where a 13-month-old child ingested methamphetamines at a Petal home.
Cindy Gipson, 42, Colton Gipson, 24 and Brittany Allen, were served their indictments and arrested in connection to the April 2014 case, that occurred at 110 Leeville Road in Petal.
According to Petal Police Investigator Sammy Ray, Colton Gipson and Brittany Allen are the parents of the child, and Cindy Gipson is the grandmother.
“The Department of Human Services (DHS) contacted the police department about the report of a child that ingested meth, after the parents showed up at Forrest General with the little girl,” Ray said. “While the child was there, she tested positive for methamphetamines.”
“The test results show the child had a little over 13,000 nanograms of meth in her system,” Ray said.
“The child was taken from Forrest General to University Medical Center in Jackson to be treated,” Ray said. “The three were arrested and charged in the case because they were all three the ones who cared for the child.”
Cindy Gipson, Colton Gipson and Allen were all charged with one count of felony child neglect each, and Allen was charged with contributing to the neglect or delinquency of a child.
According to investigators, the child that ingested meth was taken from the family and placed in care of DHS, as well as another child belonging to the family.