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Tulsa nanny accused of smoking meth on the job

by: Preston Jones Updated:


TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Police arrested Raela Baxter for possession of meth, child neglect and possession of paraphernalia
  • A Tulsa mother says Baxter worked as a live-in nanny
  • She was supposed to be watching a 3-year-old and picking up 5 other children
  • The mother found her passed out in bed with a pipe next to her
  • The 3-year-old was found asleep in the house; EMSA hospitalized him for treatment

A Tulsa nanny went to jail Tuesday after the mother of her charges found her passed out, possibly on meth. 

Police say around 4:30 p.m., police were called about a possible child abduction. A mother said she found her live-in nanny passed out with her 3-year-old nowhere to be found. 

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The mother received a call from her older children's school, saying nobody picked them up. When she got home, the garage doors were open. With the 3-year-old missing, she called police. 

Shortly after, she found the nanny asleep in her bed, allegedly with  a glass pipe next to her. 

Police found the 3-year-old after searching the house. EMSA took him to the hospital for treatment. Officers say they don't know how long the child was not supervised. 

Police arrested the nanny, 27-year-old Raela Baxter after interviewing her with Child Crisis detectives. She faces complaints of possession of a controlled drug, child neglect, and possession of paraphernalia. 


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