Mother arrested after meth found in dead baby’s system

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines mother is facing charges connected to the death of her two-month-old child after methamphetamine was found in the baby’s system.

According to criminal complaints in the case, 40-year-old Nicole Ghee is charged with neglect or abandonment of a dependent person and child endangerment. The charges stem from the April 19, 2020 death of a two-month-old girl.

The complaint says Ghee was the sole caretaker of her baby at the time of her death.

Though initially charged in March of this year, Ghee was not taken into custody on the charges until Sunday.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for October 20th.

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