BAYOU L’OURSE, La. (BRPROUD) – Adriana Lynn McNally, 23, of Bayou L’Ourse was charged with Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles and Obstruction of Justice after her toddler was found to have THC in its system.

The 21-month-old “tested positive for a controlled dangerous substance in his system,” on Saturday, Feb. 11, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The toddler was taken from a home on Highway 662 to Ochsner St. Mary Hospital and is expected to be OK. The responding deputies at the hospital noticed that the toddler was lethargic. The deputies who responded to the home spoke with people at that location and they indicated the child appeared to be experiencing some type of ongoing medical event.

During the ensuing investigation, detectives found that McNally had THC and did not put it in a place where the toddler could not get to it. APSO said the toddler ingested the THC and McNally tried get rid of it before investigators arrived at the home, which resulted in the Obstruction of Justice charge.

McNally was taken into custody and booked into the Assumption Parish Jail on Monday, Feb.13. On the following day, the 23-year-old was released from prison on a $50,000 bond.

Commander Lonny Cavalier, of the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office said, “While we recognize the changes the legislature created as it pertains to marijuana or derivatives, it is never ok to allow a child access to any drug. Thankfully, our judges recognize the seriousness of these cases and have responded in the form of bonds that fit the crime. We will continue to pursue individuals who continuously choose to involve innocent children in their misdeeds and we know our District Attorney will do the same. If you choose to play, there will be consequences.”