A mom was charged with child abuse after her 2-year old daughter tested positive for cocaine, according to the Burlington Times-News.
Tammara Gail Overman, 32 –years old, of Burlington, faces a charge of felony intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury after being arrested Wednesday. She was held in the Alamance County jail under a $25,000 bond.
According to an arrest warrant, in September, Overman’s 2-year old child tested positive for cocaine. The toddler was also suffering from a severe, untreated rash on her groin, according to the paper.
The arrest comes after a month long investigation by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have not said how the child consumed the drug.
Two others, Amber Learena Faircloth and Lacy Reid Lloyd Jr., of the same residence, were previously charged with misdemeanor child neglect as part of the investigation, said Randy Jones, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.
Faircloth and Lloyd shared a residence at 1711 Brown Lovell Lane, in Burlington, NC, with Overman and her three children. Both Faircloth and Lloyd are accused of neglecting children ages five and seven.
It is not clear what is the relationship between Tammara Overman and the two previously charged women. It is also not clear, whether Overman’s two other children may have also been subjected to child abuse.
Authorities reportedly launched their investigation back in September, but they were forced to wait five months for a warrant to arrest Overman because they did not have her daughter’s medical records.
There was a delay in obtaining warrants for Overman while investigators waited to receive medical records for her child, Jones said.
On Wednesday, Overman was arrested and charged with felony intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury.