Alma Delia-Campos Rice, 38, 404 N. King Ave., is in the Dyer County Jail on a $3,500 bond after she was taken into custody without incident.
The Dyer County Grand Jury last week had secretly indicted Rice.
Rice was jailed at 9:10 p.m. and released at 9:50 p.m., jail records show.
According to reports, the indictment was prepared for an August 2007 incident in which Rice reported an 18-month-old child had been abducted when her vehicle was stolen from Parker Plaza.
When investigators arrived, the child was reported found at Rice's house at 807 Flicker Dr., where Rice had left the boy. The black pickup truck was found parked behind the liquor store in the shopping center.
The police report details officers found the house "unclean from the lower level to the upper level ... there were clothes, food and toys scattered on the floor in almost every room. The kitchen and dishes appeared not to have been washed in several days. Scrap food had been left on the tables and counters which appeared to have been there for several days also."
The child was found in a bedroom. The report said he was "very lethargic" and dried blood with "marks that resembled track marks from needles" were on his body. A syringe was found "with bright fresh red blood in it."
The report said there were several glass vials of liquid medication and prescription bottles on a dresser and headboard. In the bed under the covers, the report said, was a glass vial filled with an off-white powder, and there were several more glass vials with a substance on the headboard. A .45-caliber handgun was found in a headboard drawer, with a loaded clip nearby.
The child was transported to Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.
Rice was questioned by Child Protective Services and DPD investigators about the incident, but the report said she appeared drugged and making no sense.
Rice currently is a licensed nurse, according to the state's medical licensing Web site.
Police said Rice was unable to be charged with a criminal act at the time, though Pathways was notified to admit Rice for a mental evaluation.
According to the report, Pathways "declared that Alma was not a danger to herself, and did not need to be transported for a mental evaluation."
Rice ran from the hospital, the report said, and left in another vehicle before she could be checked out.
A week later, the report said, a local physician told investigators the marks on the child were made with a needle. The child tested positive for the painkiller and anesthetic drug Nalbuphine, the report said.
A neighborhood witness told police Rice, who was holding the 18-month-old, had been outside earlier that day screaming that the five-year-old child who lived there was missing.
The witness said she asked since it was after 8 a.m., if Rice had remembered taking the child to school. The report said Rice then "became calm," said "yes," and walked into the house.
Officers verified the five-year-old was in school.
After investigators discussed the case with District Attorney General Phil Bivens, the report said, the indictment was prepared.