Cocoa mother accused of leaving 1-year-old son in drug house

Last Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017, 12:17 PM EDT

A Cocoa mother is accused of leaving her 1-year-old son in a drug house for three days, according to Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

  • Ashley Baskett is accused of leaving toddler alone in drug house
  • Deputies: 1-year-old boy was found in dirty diaper, clothes

Ashley Baskett, 31, is facing child neglect and drug possession charges.

Deputies said she had methamphetamines on her at the time of her arrest.

Brevard County deputies said a witness found the toddler crying alone in the house. The boy reportedly was wearing a dirty diaper and filthy clothes.

The child is now in custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.