Father charged after allegedly feeding his four-month-old daughter meth

A 24-year-old NSW manĀ is due to face court with police alleging he contaminated his four-month-old daughter’s dummy with the drug ice.

The baby was admitted to Albury Base Hospital in late October with an unknown illness and pathology tests found amphetamine and methylamphetamine were in her system.

NSW Health alerted police and the man was arrested on Wednesday after trying to flee on foot.

He was charged with using poison to endanger life or inflict grievous harm.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad believe the man recklessly administered ice to the child by contaminating her dummy.

He was refused bail and is due to face Albury Local Court on Thursday.