Evansville woman jailed on drug and child neglect charges

Evansville woman jailed on drug and child neglect charges

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville woman who police say runs a daycare out of her home is in jail on drug and child neglect charges.

Police say they pulled over 29-year-old Luquiesha Lawton for speeding and the officer smelled raw marijuana.

Police say they found two baggies of heroin, a baggie of marijuana and more than $500 in cash.

Officers say a 3-year-old child was in the backseat.

Police say Lawton told them the child is the daughter of her fiancé's ex-girlfriend.

Officers tracked down that woman, 31-year-old Donyea Brown.

She says she left her child in the care of 22-year old Aldrica Kelly and not Lawton.

Both of those women are charged with neglect of a dependent.

The child is in the custody of child protective services.

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