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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  • by who really even cares Location: southofnowhere on Dec 3, 2007 at 11:57 PM
    I dont know this woman personally, and probably never will. I am a MSU student and i know that everyone has obsticales to overcome, but everyone on here is stupid to defend, she crossed the line. Who disappears wit a baby, and then smokes the (edited) with the baby right there in the car. And if the baby tested positive, this was not the first time it had been around it. N'Diaye better get fired, im paying to much money to get an education, for some (edited) teacher to go get drugs wit it. My friends who have had her in class thought she was an awesome, but that dont mean shes gods gift to earth. Im sures shes been forgivin for alot more (edited) than this. For her husband to call the cops, she must have been a real pain in the(edited)
  • by Vic Location: MSU on Nov 19, 2007 at 09:05 AM
    Dr. N'Diaye is a very personable woman, but endangering a child is inexcusable.
  • by Melissa Location: Morehead on Nov 18, 2007 at 04:29 PM
    I don't think this was an accident, and no one is making excuses for her actions. But she is a great professor and hopefully she will learn from this situation. Her students love her and most of us are supporting her. We don't condone her actions but God will forgive her so who are we not to. Dr. N'D if you are reading this, we are praying for you. Get better and we will hopefully see you soon. Love and Prayers to you and your family. Hold on to God, he won't let you go if you hold strong to him. You can over come the addiction. I know you can.
  • by Anonymous Location: Morehead on Nov 17, 2007 at 09:35 PM
    first off. half of you do not know this woman. many people go throgh hard times. but one thing we know its that we are given the chance to be forgiven. dont worrie you may have not noticed your mistakes either. may God Bless and keep all who read this site and know that everyone deserves a second chance as well as a prayer!
  • by Joey Location: KY on Nov 17, 2007 at 07:35 PM
    Yeah, where's the proverbial know it all SPIKE LEE (CAPS LOCK MAN) on this one? Hey Barbara, the Prof probably hasn't walked in her own shoes because she spent her money on crack. Give it a break; how can you have any sympathy for someone who does this? Waste of human flesh and the air we are breathing.
  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Nov 16, 2007 at 08:59 PM
    Just a mistake? Spare me. Anyone purposely endangering the life of a child should be put behind bars and kept there. There is NO excuse for what happened. Scares me that people like her are teaching classes and filling college kids with minds full of mush. MSU needs to make sure she never teaches there or anywhere else.
  • by Peggy Location: KY on Nov 16, 2007 at 02:15 PM
    Right on,eyeonyou!Where IS Spike?isn't he going to 'defend' this poor woman?
  • by Jeannie Location: Morehead on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:39 PM
    She is a very good professor, and everyone does make mistakes. This speaks to the powers of addiction. I hope she gets straightened out and kicks this monkey.
  • by eyeonyou Location: P.O.T. on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:28 PM
    Awww, now you know she was forced into smokin' crack cause she was from a poor and abusive background, da man kept her down. You know the same old, same old.....every one else's fault but her own. Maybe P.G.Peeples will call The Reverend Al Sharpton and they will come and protest about it. How about it SPIKE any comments?
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Nov 16, 2007 at 09:54 AM
    Yo mel, I jus b wondrin wot shawty b doin?
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