A married former TV couple have been sentenced to a year of probation after their baby was found with cocaine in her system.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Krystin Rae Lisaius, 26, and husband Somchai Lisaius, 42, both former Arizona TV reporters, pleaded guilty to child endangerment on August 31 after initially denying using cocaine.

The four-month-old baby was taken to hospital on May 15 with her eyes "rolling into the back of the head."

The couple refused to allow a blood test on the baby but eventually urine tests and a toxicology screening showed she had cocaine in her system.


"It should be noted that at no time according to the report did either parent tell the hospital staff about the mother's cocaine use the night before and Krystin continued to breast feed while at the hospital," one detective wrote in a report.

Krystin Lisaius later admitted that she had snorted cocaine the night before with her husband but wasn't aware that the drug would still be in her system 12 hours later when she breastfed her daughter.

The baby girl is being taken care of by her maternal grandmother,

The couple's lawyer, Michael Piccarreta, said Mrs Lisaius "has 24-hour contact with her child in her mother's house, while Som Lisaius is allowed to see the baby for 12 hours a day."