A woman with a history of drug abuse and prostitution has had her seventh child taken away from her after the child tested positive for cocaine.
When the baby was taken into care in March, Daiquiri Miller, 34, told health services she ‘wondered what took you so long’, a court affidavit shows.
The woman, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, told police she had used cocaine, marijuana and alcohol every day during her latest pregnancy.
When the baby was born on March 31, he tested positive for cocaine, the Tulsa World reported.
Other children she gave birth to in 2000, 2009 and 2010 also tested positive for cocaine or marijuana after they were born.
During an interview with a health services investigator after the 2009 birth, Miller asked: ‘So are you taking him, or what?’
She also had children taken on three other occasions after the Department of Human services feared they had been abused, police said.
In 1997, her first child was taken at three months old after suffering a suspicious broken leg, Cpl. Greg Smith said.
In 1999, another child was taken out of fears of neglect as authorities were aware of her drug use, he added.
And in 2006, police said they found Miller smoking cocaine with a man next to her four-month-old daughter in a car.
Police believe that four to six men fathered the children.
Miller has been charged with one count of child neglect in the three most recent births. Yet she has not been charged in the older cases because of the state’s statute of limitations, the World reported.
She also faces two prostitution complaints and is accused of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer while heavily pregnant in February, according to records.
She has been arrested in Tulsa five other times since 2006 on prostitution complaints.
She is in the Tulsa Jail with bail set at $250,500. If convicted of child abuse, she could serve a year to life in prison or a $500 – $5,000 fine.
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