Lafayette

Apr 2, 2014 3:34 PM by Ian Auzenne

Mother arrested on child desertion charges

A Lafayette woman is facing child desertion and drugs charges after her child was found wandering outside an apartment complex.

Police were called to the 200 block of High Meadows Boulevard after residents spotted the child walking around unsupervised.

Investigators found the child's mother, Victoria Smith Patno, after they noticed the front door of her apartment was ajar. Police say they discovered marijuana inside the apartment when they went to speak with Patno.

Patno remains behind bars on $7,500 bond.

 

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