Former KOLD Reporter Som Lisaius, age 42, and his 26 year old wife Krystin Rae Lisaius have been arrested for child abuse after their four month-old baby was found to have cocaine in its system. The baby received the cocaine through the mother’s breast milk.
The incident happened in May, and the station quietly removed Lisaius from the airwaves.
The baby was initially taken to Oro Valley Hospital on May 15, for being “lethargic and not eating normally.” According to the police report, hospital staff described the couple as uncooperative. They refused to have the baby tested at the Oro Valley hospital and they took the baby to Banner Hospital.
On May 16, 2016, the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to Banner University Medical Center in reference to a four month-old baby that had cocaine in their system. Hospital staff contacted police after the infant tested positive for drugs.
The mother had consumed the cocaine 12 hours prior to feeding the baby. She and Som consumed cocaine at their home with a friend after attending a friend’s child’s birthday party. Krystin Lisaius worked at KGUN-TV.
Through a search warrant, police found:
1JD Hilton Honor’s card in the name of Krystin Sorich with white residue on it.(2) 1” baggies with marijuana leaf print with white residue, (1) 1” baggie with marijuana leaf print on it with small amount of white powder (below threshold amount)
1JD-1 Clear baggie containing white powder substance (Cocaine) The approximate weight was 1.59 grams w/o packaging which is usable quantity.
1JD-2 1” baggies with marijuana leaf print with white powder substance (Cocaine). The approximate weight was .1 grams w/o packaging which is usable quantity.
2ZY- Tiffany Jewelry Box with rolled up dollar bill with white residue inside and Safeway Club card with white residue on it.
2ZY- Baggie containing a white powder substance removed from #2ZY. The approximate weight was .21 grams w/o packaging which is usable quantity.
On June 9, 2016, the parents were indicted on the following charges: possession of a dangerous drug (F4), drug paraphernalia (F6) and child abuse (F3).