Heroin, Marijuana Found In Knoxville Baby's Diaper
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Pittsburgh police found heroin and marijuana in the diaper of a 2-year-old girl during a drug raid in Knoxville.
The baby was taken by Children Youth and Family Services and the baby's mother says she wants her daughter back.
Rashana Wright and her boyfriend, L.A. Owens III, are charged with selling drugs and endangering the welfare of children.
Police say the baby was taken from a playpen when they felt a lump in her diaper. At that point, they discovered the drugs.
Wright's boyfriend was watching the child at the time and was the subject of an undercover drug investigation.
Kayla Simmons, the mother's friend, is defending her.
"She's very upset about her baby. She wants her baby back – what mother wouldn't want their baby back?" she said. "Like, she wasn't here when this whole situation happened."
Meantime, the owner of the duplex lives in the adjacent home. She says she's shocked to learn about drug dealing next door.
The man who rents the duplex, James Owens, the father of the drug suspect, says he was surprised to hear drugs were being sold from his home.
"I had no idea," he said. " … I don't even know if the drugs [that were here] was his."
According to police, 49 packets of heroin and sandwich bags filled with marijuana were in the toddler's diaper.