Warrants issued for four accused of child abuseJuly 6, 2020 | Courts
NEWKIRK — Warrants are issued for four females of accused of giving birth to children who tested positive for illegal substances.
Oliva R. Spencer, 23, Morgan Jade Huff, 26, Cari Ann Roberts, 35, all of Ponca City and Jacolyn Louis Brooks, 27, Derby, Kan., are all charged with a felony count of child abuse by injury or in the alternative child endangerment permitting abuse.
The cases were filed on June 24. Official report all are accused of giving birth to children who tested positive for illegal substances.
Spencer is accused of giving birth in March to a child who tested positive for THC. Officials report in the affidavit that she reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana everyday during her pregnancy. Bond is endorsed at $1,000.
Huff is accused of giving birth to a child in February who tested positive for THC. Officials report that she admitted to smoking marijuana during her pregnancy. Bond is endorsed at $1,000.
Roberts is accused of giving birth to a child in August of 2019 who tested positive for marijuana. Ponca City police Sgt. Matt Biddinger reports that he made contact with Roberts and that she reportedly stated the doctor told her she could smoke marijuana. She reportedly told Biddinger that she would not intentionally hurt her child and that she has a medical marijuana card. Biddinger reportedly showed her the back of the card that states that women breastfeeding or pregnant should not smoke marijuana. Roberts told Biddinger she was not aware of that. Bond is endorsed at $1,000.
Brooks is accused of giving birth to a child in May who tested positive for meth. Biddinger reports that he interviewed Brooks and that she admitted to using meth during her pregnancy. She reportedly told officials to put the baby up for adoption. Bond is endorsed at $5,000.