Spokesman Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said the woman’s house was raided after a tip-off and they discovered the drugs with an estimated street value of R1400.
The two-month-old baby had apparently been abducted.
“The police were stunned when the 23-year-old… woman informed them she [had] accepted the baby from a male friend,” he said.
“The man claimed that after hijacking a car in January he realised there was a baby in it. He decided to get rid of the baby by giving it to her.”
Kgasago said police confirmed that a case was laid in Springs in January after a car was hijacked with a baby inside.
“I am sure that they are now in the process of contacting the [baby’s] family.”
The woman would appear in the Brakpan Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.