Police: Bloomington parents arrested after deceased baby tests positive for anti-anxiety drug

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The parents of a baby girl who died last month were arrested Thursday after police said toxicology results revealed the infant had large amounts of an anti-anxiety drug in her system.

Brenda Jay, 21, and Joshua Lloyd, 31, face preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death and possession of a controlled substance.

Bloomington police said 4-month-old Wanda Evelynn Lloyd, who died on March 24, had five times the therapeutic dose of lorazepam, also known as Ativan, in her blood at the time of her death.

It is unclear how the baby ingested the drug.  Investigators reported neither the child nor parents were prescribed the drug.

Jay and Lloyd were booked into the Marion County Jail and held without bond due to prior convictions. Court records indicate Jay has a previous conviction for felony neglect of a dependent last year for another child.

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