BRPD discovers drugs, needles in baby’s diaper bag after mother hits 18-wheeler
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — Baton Rouge police arrested Leslie Estes, 25, around 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday Morning.
Police say Estes was involved in a major crash in the 900 block of West I-12, after she ran into the back of a stopped 18-wheeler.
Officers noticed that Estes had clear cellophane bags with what looked like heroin and MDMA.
Police also found a glass container with suspected Naloxone, heroin, and drug paraphernalia such as burnt spoons, cut straws, and hypodermic needles inside a diaper bag for the woman’s 11-month-old child.
Officers also determined that the child was unrestrained in the vehicle.
Estes was later booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of Careless Operation, Child Restraint Required, Driving under Suspension, Possession of Sch. I CDS (Heroin), Possession on Sch. I CDS (MDMA), Illegal Use of CDS in the Presence of Persons under 17 years of age, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Legend Drug (Naloxone) and Seat Belt Violation.
There were no reported injuries to Estes or her child.
The child was later turned over to Estes’s parents.