Arizona TV Reporters Krysten Lisaius And Somchai Lisaius Indicted After Cocaine Was Found In Baby’s System
Krysten Lisaius and her husband Somchai Lisaius, TV reporters from Arizona, are facing drug charges after cocaine was found in their baby’s system.
Arizona Reporters: Baby Found With Cocaine In System
The Lisasius couple have been indicted on charges of possession of a dangerous drug, drug paraphernalia and child abuse, Oro Valey police told CBS News. Both Krysten and Somchai made their first appearance in court Monday.
On May 15, the Lisasius’ baby was taken to the hospital after being breast fed and appearing to be unwell. Tests indicated that the four-month-old baby had cocaine in its system. Authorities later found less than 2 grams of “white powder or white residue” and other paraphernalia at the Lisasius home.
The baby is currently living with a relative of the couple.
“It would be a gross, gross injustice (with) even the mention of prison time,” said Michael Piccarreta, the couple’s attorney. “I anticipate they will demonstrate that they have learned a very hard, embarrassing lesson and that this will become a footnote in their life, not a chapter.”
Krysten Lisaius, 26, had been a TV reporter at KGUN-TV, while Somchai Lisaius was a TV reporter for Tucson News Now. It’s uncertain if either is still employed at their respective jobs.