Shelia Phillips, the mother of missing four-year-old, Rondriez Phillips pleaded not guilty in court to a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Her daughter, Shaquntal Phillips says her brother’s disappearance and mother’s arrest, have taken a toll.

“I’m barely sleeping. Barely eating. Like you can’t think right. It ain’t no normal life.”

She adds this is a dark period for her and her family.

Rondriez went missing April 5th and weeks later her mom was arrested.

“She can’t get a bond reduction, and it seems like they’re trying to throw the attention off of my little brother,” said Phillips.

Shelia Phillips entered the plea of not guilty after being assigned new counsel due to conflict.

Her daughter says the change caught the family off guard.

“She was all right when she saw me. I mean I saw her smile, but after she started hearing everything the way they switched that stuff up, her heart just dropped.”

The family says they have not heard any new information regarding the search for Rondriez.

“The streets know stuff before we do and I just feel like that ain’t right,” said Phillips. 

She hopes and prays her full-family is reunited, soon.

“Everybody just keep praying for us man until we just get through this.”

Shelia Phillips remains in the Claiborne parish jail on a $50,000 bond.

The Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office says they do not have any new leads on Rondriez’s whereabouts.