Two month old tests positive for cocaine, caretaker arrested

Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 14:48:16-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A two month old baby has tested positive for cocaine.

Police have charged 26-year-old Portia Marcum, after a two month old baby was in her care and cocaine was found in his system.

During the investigation, Clarksville Police determined that the baby was being cared for by Marcum who had been staying at a residence where drugs were present and being used. Authorities discovered that there were several occasions when the infant was left in a bedroom alone while Marcum went into a different room to use drugs.

Marcum was already in jail on an unrelated charge when she was charged with child abuse and neglect on April 10.

If anyone has additional information on this case, please contact Detective Henry at 931-648-0656, ext. 5343 or call Clarksville Police Tipsline at 931-645-8477.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.