Mom accused of letting 2-year-old smoke meth, marijuana

Police: Florida Mom Let 2-Year-Old Child Smoke Meth And Weed

Police: Florida Mom Let 2-Year-Old Child Smoke Meth And Weed

A Montana daycare worker was arrested for allegedly building a drug den inside a cabinet so she could smoke meth at work.

The investigation into Ecker started in January when the Wakulla County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office learned the child may have been involved with using both drugs.

This is not the first story of alleged child abuse to gain viral attention in recent days.

At the beginning of January, the deputies launched a child abuse investigation in Ecker's case after learning that the woman might force her 2-year-old toddler to consumed risky narcotics. This led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities searched Ecker's home and found glass pipes with methamphetamine residue inside, a plastic pill bottle that had been made into a handmade smoking device, two grinders and a digital scale. The two glass pipes tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the cops.

Investigators arrested Autumn Sienna Heinz, 30, Tuesday on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a child, drug possession and criminal mischief, reported The Missoulian. Other items found at the scene included small snort tubes, lighters, small black air filter and a battery powered light.

"The toxicology results concluded that the 2-year old tested positive for both methamphetamine and amphetamine and the findings were "chronic" rather than 'acute, '" the report said. She did admit that she smoked marijuana the night before and that she did meth four months earlier.

Readings also indicated the child was exposed to the drugs a lot of times or at least on more than one occasion.

The employee reportedly said she saw Autumn Heinz, 30, hiding behind a cabinet in the laundry room with what appeared to be a meth pipe nearby. Not only that, but authorities executed a search warrant for a hair sample and blood sample from the woman, as well as the child. She denied ever smoking or ingesting drugs in the presence of the child and denied any knowledge of the child being exposed to drugs.

The Wakulla Sheriff's office didn't go into detail about the relationship between the two-year-old and Kaitlyn Ecker. At that point in questioning, police say she requested an attorney.

She was charged at the time with misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia.

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