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DSS: Child exposed to cocaine, marijuana

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Rondell Smith (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Rondell Smith (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Lakisha Smith (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Lakisha Smith (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

LORIS, SC (WMBF) - The parents of a young boy who tragically died after shooting himself with their gun have been charged with neglect, after the Department of Social Services discovered drug exposure in another young child.

Horry County Police responded to the home of 30-year-old Rondell Javon Smith and 27-year-old Lakisha Shemeka Brown after DSS employees expressed concerns over a minor child.

A documented drug test showed the child tested positive for "inhalation exposure of cocaine...as well as ingestion exposure of THC," the incident report states.

The child was taken into protective custody, and Smith and Brown were booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center, both charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

Brown and Smith were released from custody on Tuesday, February 12 on $10,000 bond each.

On Thursday, April 25, Lakisha Brown and Rondell Smith were both indicted by Grand Jury on the charge of unlawful neglect of a child. They will be sentenced at a later date.

Smith was previously charged with involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of his son Sincere Smith, after the child found and discharged the firearm from a table on Christmas Day.

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