Witnesses say the 21-year-old was seen smoking ice and breastfeeding her son while trafficking cannabis and methamphetamine.
The court heard how the baby allegedly suffered ‘prolonged’ and ‘systematic exposure’ to the drug through the breast milk of his mother.
It’s unclear how Makavelii had the final lethal dose – a report showed he had 0.7mg/kg in his system, which is enough to kill an adult.
But it’s believed the baby may have picked up a chunk of meth from his mum’s alleged stash and swallowed it.
Senior Sargent Marcum added, ‘The precise time and method of exposure is not clear, but it was sufficient to be fatal.’
Police also allege that an ice pipe and cannabis was found hidden inside her baby’s nappy bag.
They also say that she sent texts selling grams of ice for $400 and that the day after her baby died, Ms Daley allegedly sold a ‘halfball’ of ice for $550.
Ms Daley appeared in court via video-link from Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre, where she was applying for bail.
Her defence barrister Kelly Goodwin said the prosecution case was found to be ‘wanting’ and was purely ‘circumstantial.’
He argued there were multiple adults in the house at the time and it would be difficult to prove the child’s long-term exposure to the drug.
Senior Sargent Marcum said the police had a strong case and there had been an ‘egregious breach of duty of care’ by Ms Daley.
He said she failed to remove her child from exposure to drugs and violence.
Ms Daley was refused bail and will remand in custody. She is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on December 4.