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DSS: Mom said she rubbed cocaine on baby's sore tooth

Tanya Key Moore Lightsey (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Tanya Key Moore Lightsey (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Officers with the Horry County Police Department have arrested a mother whose child was allegedly born with several drugs in its system in January.

According to a police report obtained by WMBF News, officers responded to the Department of Social Services on Jan. 18 after a social worker said she had been assigned a case of a child testing positive for drugs.

The social worker said the child was born on Jan. 7 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and the hospital notified DSS that the child tested positive for cocaine, opiates and Benzo.

When the social worker spoke with the child's mother, Tanya Key Moore Lightsey, 27, of Conway, Lightsey allegedly told the worker she rubbed cocaine on her sore tooth and that was the reason the child was born with cocaine in its system. The child was then placed into the custody of another family member.

The report further stated that she didn't know why police hadn't been notified of the positive test until more than a week later, as she wasn't the person who received the original complaint.

Lightsey was arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child, according to online booking records with the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Her bond was set at $5,000 for the charge  and she remains incarcerated at this time.

Additionally, the social worker told police Lightsey was also investigated in 2010 for giving birth to a child who tested positive for drugs.

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