North Albury father allegedly used the drug ice on his child’s dummy

A father who allegedly poisoned his baby daughter’s dummy with the drug ice is set to appear in court on Thursday.

Detectives from the NSW Police child abuse squad commenced an investigation following a referral from NSW Health when a four-month-old girl was admitted to Albury hospital in late October with an unknown illness.

Pathology tests revealed the baby had amphetamine and methamphetamine in her system.

Detectives and Albury police arrested the 24-year-old North Albury man after a short foot pursuit just after 9am Wednesday.

The man was taken Albury Police Station, where he was charged with use poison so as to endanger life or inflict grievous harm.

Police will allege in court that the man recklessly administered ice to the child by contaminating her dummy.

He was refused bail to appear at Albury Local Court on Thursday.