|Updated: 4/11/2013 8:41 am
||Published: 4/10/2013 11:09 pm
Area hospitals continue to treat babies who are born addicted to drugs.
On Monday, deputies arrested Monique Holland of Tulsa. Records show her newborn son was born with drugs in his system.
"It’s difficult," said Neonatologist Raymond Sanders.
Sanders said part of his job description is weaning babies from drug addictions, addictions passed down by their mothers.
"I had no idea that was going on over there," said Rebecca Moore.
According to court records, it happened across the street from Moore.
"Get on birth control. There's no reason to keep having kids,” said Moore.
Deputies arrested her neighbor, Monique Holland, on Wednesday morning. Holland's son, born March 6th, had PCP in his system.
She suggested to DHS, it may have been because she eats cigarette ashes, and that the ashes may have been laced with the drug.
Holland eventually admitted to smoking PCP about three weeks before delivery, the child is now in protective custody.
"They have problems and it’s not even their fault," said Moore.
In July of 2007, nurses said Holland's newborn daughter showed signs of withdrawal. She had cocaine in her system. Again, Holland claimed she must have eaten cigarette ashes, laced with drugs. She lost custody.
In March of 2005, Holland tested positive for cocaine when she gave birth. She said she'd been around people smoking crack, and that had to be the cause.
DHS offered counseling multiple times, but Holland never completed her courses.
Holland's is accused of child neglect. Her bond is set at $25,000.