ANDERSON, Ind. (WXIN) -- An Anderson woman had methamphetamine in her system when her 1-month-old daughter died, according to court documents.
Samantha Madore, 34, is charged with Level 1 neglect of dependent resulting in death.
According to court documents, emergency crews responded to Madore’s home around 5 a.m. on September 25 on a report of a baby who had stopped breathing. Medics transported the baby to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
It was determined the baby’s cause of death was “sudden unexplained infant death with contributing cause of bed sharing in an unsafe sleep environment.” The manner of death was undetermined.
The Department of Child Services obtained two separate drug screens from Madore, on September 25 and 27, per policy. She tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine in her system both times.
Madore denied using methamphetamine. She said she was around the drug and she touched it, but she didn’t use it. The investigator said in his training, he knows the drug isn’t absorbed through skin contact.
Madore was arrested charged with possession of methamphetamine, dealing in methamphetamine and possession of syringe in October 2018. The booking photo used in this article is from that arrest.