By Brad Bowman
A Henry County woman gave birth to a baby born with traces of cocaine, heroin and marijuana in its system and will serve five years on probation violations.
Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad ordered Tiffany Gibbs, 23, of Pleasureville, to serve five years on numerous probation violations per Commonwealth Attorney Barry Moore and probation and parole officer, Matt Hudson’ recommendations.
In January’s circuit court, Gibbs appeared after a warrant had been issued in November for her arrest while she resided in Cleveland, Alabama. While attending a rehabilitation there, Gibbs became pregnant and had a child in October.
According to Hudson’s probation and parole report, social worker Dara Myers at St. Vincent’s hospital received an anonymous tip, which stated Gibbs, “…used heroin on a daily basis.”
On Oct. 21, 2013, a stool sample taken from the infant tested positive for cocaine and opiates and indicated drug use within the last four or five months of the pregnancy. An umbilical cord tissue sample tested positive for marijuana. In Hudson’s report, medical records from the hospital stated, “…the newborn had to be given morphine to mitigate withdrawal symptoms.”
Hudson sent the instructions for Gibbs to return to Kentucky to her probation officer in Alabama in November, and by Dec. 5, 2013, the probation officer reported to Hudson that Gibbs hadn’t come back.
Once Gibbs finally appeared in Henry County Circuit Court in January and admitted to the violations, Judge Conrad granted Gibbs a subsequent motion to the probation revocation so Gibbs could enroll in a treatment plan, but Gibbs would allegedly commit another felony charge.
At 10 p.m., Jan. 23, Kentucky State Troopers responded to a call from Gibbs’ mother’s house in Pleasureville on a report that Gibbs possibly overdosed on heroin.
When Troopers arrived, Gibbs admitted to Trooper Patrick Stucker that she had used heroin earlier around 5 p.m. She surrendered a syringe from a closet that contained heroin and she was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. In circuit court, Conrad released a $5,000 cash bond back to Gibbs’ mother.
“You put your mother’s money at risk, and more importantly, your life at risk,” Conrad said. “And your mother doesn’t want to be attending your funeral.”
Gibbs has new pending charges with the Henry County Grand Jury.