In other news: ◼ Maggie Jean Wortman back in custody
A 26-year-old Loleta woman facing allegations of killing her 6-week-old son by feeding him methamphetamine-laced breast milk was arrested again last week on drug charges.
Maggie Jean Wortman, who had been free after posting $50,000 bail, appeared in Humboldt County Superior Court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to a single count of violating her probation by using a controlled substance. She is due to appear in court again Wednesday for a bail hearing.
Wortman was arrested in December after her infant son, Michael Phillip Acosta III, was transported to a local hospital on Nov. 21 because he was not breathing. He was later pronounced dead, and a subsequent autopsy concluded he died of “methamphetamine toxicity.”