Paducah police searching for 2 people after 2 year old tests positive for cocaine
PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Paducah police are searching for a two people after they brought their two-year-old daughter to the emergency room, lethargic, in and out of consciousness and having trouble breathing, and the police say child tested positive for cocaine.
Chrishell Burns, 27, of Jarrett Street in Paducah is charged in a warrant with second-degree criminal abuse and two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine and methamphetamine).
Jakyron Burnside, 27, of Jarrett Street in Paducah is charged in a warrant with second-degree criminal abuse and two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine/second offense and methamphetamine).
Detectives say Burns brought the child into a local emergency room on Sunday, March 19.
Narcan was administered and the child recovered consciousness. She was flown to an out-of-state hospital for further treatment, according to the Paducah Police Department.
Burns and Burnside were interviewed at the hospital the following day and both denied using illegal drugs, according to police.
A search warrant was obtained for their home. Police say officers found 2.5 grams of cocaine in a plastic baggie, a container that field tested positive for methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana in a kitchen drawer.
The child and her three siblings were removed from the home by Social Services representatives.
Police have been unable to locate Burns and Burnside.
Detectives continue to investigate. Police say additional charges are likely.
Anyone with information as to Burns’ or Burnsides’ whereabouts is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550.