Odessa Woman Wanted On Six Counts of Child Endangerment Faces New Charge 12/18/13 UPDATE: 5:45pm
December 18, 2013
Odessa Police say 30-year-old Tanisha Redic will face another charge of Endangering a child after her unborn child tested positive for cocaine.
An additional warrant is being issued for Redic, who has not been found.
The infant child was born prematurely and was admitted to the hospital.
The baby died 25 days later.
Police learned the baby tested positive for cocaine, and an investigation found 6 other children also tested positive for cocaine.
The children are between the ages of 2 and 11.
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Odessa - Police are searching for an Odessa woman after all six of her children tested positive for cocaine. Officers responded to Medical Center Hospital in reference to a baby who was still born.
That baby tested positive for cocaine.
“It’s definitely rare, it is disturbing anytime you find a child that does test positive for any controlled substance is disturbing,” said Odessa Communications Officer Corporal Steve LeSueur.
After the initial police response an investigation was launched on thirty-year-old Talisha Redic, also known as Talisha Tatia Cleveland. Talisha is a mother of six, all of whom also tested positive for cocaine.
Talisha was last known to be living in the 200 block of Lotteman, however police have not been able to locate her. For her neighbors, news like this was shocking.
“I couldn’t believe it I had to read it three times, before it sunk in,” said a Lotteman street resident.
The police investigation states that Talisha intentionally engaged in conduct that placed all six of her children in danger, which called for six felony warrants for endangering a child. Authorities are still trying to figure out how the six children ingested the cocaine, but add that all have been removed and are safe in foster homes.
If you have any information on Redic’s whereabouts officials are urging you to call the Odessa Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 333-tips.
On October 21st, 2013, officers responded to Medical Center Hospital in reference to an infant who had tested positive for cocaine. The mother of the child was identified as Talisha Redic, date of birth 12/25/1982. She is also known as Talisha Tatia Cleveland. Investigators learned that Redic had six more children, who were all between the ages of two and eleven.
All six children have since been drug tested and all six tested positive for cocaine. Investigation revealed that Redic intentionally engaged in conduct that placed all six of her children in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical impairment.
According to Child Protective Services officials, the children were removed and are safe and in foster care.
Based on the facts and circumstances, six felony warrants have been obtained for Redic for the offense of Endangering a Child, a second degree felony.
At this time, investigators are searching for Redic. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS or Detective Brad Cline with the Odessa Police Department at 432-333-3641. The investigation is ongoing.