- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Police say a 42-year-old Thibodaux woman has been arrested after she was found walking with a crack pipe and a small amount of cocaine while her two young children were alone at home.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/UcKeCB ) Deidre Thomas was booked Wednesday with child desertion and possession of cocaine among several other charges. She is being held at the parish jail in lieu of a $14,550 bond.

Lafourche sheriff’s deputies said they saw Thomas about 2:15 a.m. and stopped to check on her. She told them her two children, ages 4 and 9, were home alone, They were turned over to a family member.

It was unclear whether Thomas has an attorney.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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