Paultricia Olivia Walker, 39, of Muskogee is charged with two felonies — desertion of a child and permitting abuse — after she allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine while giving birth on June 12. The next day, against the advice of doctors, Walker allegedly left the hospital, abandoning the child there.
Doctors are testing the child’s cord blood for methamphetamine, and the child has been placed with a guardian.
Walker was previously convicted of felony possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute and sentenced to 20 years in prison suspended. The suspended sentence was revoked on Feb. 2, 2018.