SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. - Four people have been arrested by Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s deputies after a baby was born premature, and believed to be born addicted to narcotics.
The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested 23-year-old Georgia McClung, 55-year-old Brenda McClung, 26-year-old Brendt McClung and 35-year-old Michael McClung on Oct. 26.
Investigators say the arrests came after the Department of Social Services received a tip that Georgia McClung had given birth to a baby in the family home. They say there was concern was that the infant was born over a month prematurely and there was concern that the newborn was also born addicted to narcotics.
During the investigation, officers found that the baby was indeed born in the family home off of Adamson Lane. They say family members at the residence would not cooperate in the investigation as to the whereabouts to the mother or child.
The Sheriff’s Office says investigators found that Georgia McClung, who was already wanted on a probation violation, was eluding law enforcement with the help of her mother, Brenda McClung.
Detectives were able to locate the baby’s grandmother Brenda during a traffic stop near the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. During the traffic stop, detectives say they arrested both of her adult sons, Brendt and Michael, for possession of a “Schedule I” narcotic.
Police later found that the infant and the mother, Georgia, were staying in another family’s home in Stafford County. With help from Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, officials say the baby was located in the home and was immediately taken a local hospital.
The infant is being treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome due to symptoms it was displaying and the history of drug use the mother had during her pregnancy, according to authorities.
The mother, Georgia McClung, was charged for a probation violation, child neglect and reckless disregard for life. The baby’s grandmother, Brenda McClung, was charged also with child neglect and reckless disregard for life.
Brendt and Michael McClung were charged for possession of Schedule I narcotic.
Detectives say all are being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. They say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.