Citation: Cynthiana baby died from suspected drug overdose, mother facing several charges

Posted at 11:12 AM, Sep 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-22 11:19:46-04

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Harrison County baby has died from a suspected drug overdose, according to the mother's arrest citation.

The mother of 14-month-old Karysn Childers, 22-year-old Bailee Thornsbury, is facing multiple drug charges and wanton endangerment.

Authorities responded to the home on Horseshoe Drive in Cynthiana at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday for a baby needing medical attention. The baby was taken to the hospital and later died.

The arrest citation reveals two grams of suspected crystal meth were found on the bed where the baby was found unresponsive. The reporting officer says they found oxycodone pills on the floor of the bedroom's closet, according to the citation.

The citation states that Thornsbury was aware of the crystal meth and Oxycodone being in her bedroom. She also allegedly admitted that she would sell the Oxycodone to her friends when they were out and looking for more.

Autopsy results have not been completed for Karsyn. No court date has been set for Thornsbury.