Professor Arrested After Baby Tests Positive For Drugs

A well-known assistant professor at Morehead State University is arrested after she's accused of smoking crack in front of her 2-month-old daughter.

Noelle N'Diaye is charged with first degree wanton endangerment.
It all stems from a series of incidents that happened this weekend in Rowan County.

Morehead Police say it all started as a missing persons case after N'Diaye's husband told police his wife and two month old daughter didn't return home Saturday night, and hadn't been seen for hours.

The mother and child were found early Sunday morning parked at a rest area along I-64.
Police say at the time, she did not appear to be intoxicated and they took her home.

A few minutes later, police were called back to the N'Diaye home, and the husband told investigators his wife admitted smoking crack in front of their baby.

Police took the child to the hospital, where she tested positive for cocaine.

A warrant was then issued for N'Diaye. She's charged with wanton endangerment.

N'Diaye is an assistant professor of government at Morehead State.
Just last year, she received the Favorite Faculty Award from students at MSU.

MSU officials are not commenting on her arrest, only saying Morehead Police are handling the case.

N'Diaye is now out of jail on bond. The baby is okay, and is now in the care of her father.

N'Diaye has taught at the university since August 2005.

AP Story

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Police in Morehead have charged an assistant university professor with the wanton endangerment of her 2-month-old daughter.

Noelle N'Diaye was arrested after he husband called police and reported his wife had smoked crack cocaine with their child in the car.

Ibrahim N'Diaye and his wife both teach at Morehead State University in eastern Kentucky.

City Police Captain Mike Adams says the baby later tested positive for cocaine, but was not harmed and was returned to her father.

The husband had called police Saturday night, saying his wife and child were gone.

Early Sunday, police got a call from a woman who had locked herself out of her car with her baby inside it at an Interstate 64 rest stop. It turned out to be the wife, who was returned to her home.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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