Published on April 7th, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford, Mississippi Woman Arrested After Newborn Tests Positive for Amphetamines

On March 8, 2021, an Oxford Police Department investigator was notified by Child Protective Services about a CPS investigation into Lashetta Nicole Hickinbottom (35 of Oxford, Mississippi). A  newborn that was in Hickinbottom’s care tested positive for amphetamines.  

As a result of the OPD investigation, a warrant for Hickinbottom was obtained for Child Neglect. On  April 5, 2021, Hickinbottom was arrested without incident and transported to the Lafayette County  Detention Center.

Hickinbottom was given a $20,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.  

Lashetta Nicole Hickinbottom (35 of Oxford, Mississippi)

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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