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Trenton mother facing endangerment charges

Trenton mother facing endangerment charges
Two people were charged with drug-related offenses recently after a Trenton child apparently swallowed something.
Kelly Lambert of 111 West Ninth St., Trenton, had contacted police a couple of weeks ago indicating her 3-year-old son had swallowed something and his tongue was purple, according to the Trenton Police Department.
Officers arrived to find Ms. Lambert standing outside her residence holding the child and they noted he was drooling from his mouth. Police believed the child had sustained some type of chemical burn to his lips and tongue.
The child was transported by ambulance to Gibson General Hospital in Trenton and later airlifted to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Doctors there indicated the injuries were consistent with an alkaline chemical, police reported.
During the investigation of the incident, police found inside the residence several items associated with illegal drug use, according to a police press release.
Trenton Police Lt. James Wilson went to Gibson General Hospital and took photographs of the child before he was flown to Memphis.
The Department of Children’s Services was notified and requested to assist in the investigation.
Based on photos and officers’ investigation, Trenton Police Chief Will Sanders asked that special agent Tony Harrison of the 28th Judicial District Violent Crime and Drug Task Force assist in the investigation. On June 2, agents returned to Ms. Lambert’s residence, where a search allegedly yielded several items associated with illegal drug use as well as items normally associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine.
During the course of the investigation, agents were led to Humboldt, where a stored meth lab was located.
Ms. Lambert has been charged with especially aggravated child neglect or endangerment, possession of scheduled IV controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, deliver or resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In addition, Larry J. Thompson has been charged with possession of schedule IV controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, deliver or resale and promotion of meth manufacture.
Both are being held in the Gibson County Correctional Complex under $5,000 bonds each.
Published in The Messenger 6.16.10

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