Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Crawfordville woman accused of letting toddler smoke meth, marijuana

Crawfordville woman accused of letting toddler smoke meth, marijuana

A co-worker had told a supervisor about discovering a case with a glass pipe in the laundry room and finding Heinz, who had worked with infants at the YMCA Learning Center for the past three years, hiding inside the cabinet, police told the publication.

A Florida woman was arrested Thursday after her 2-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine.

A woman in #Florida has been arrested after being accused of letting her two-year-old smoke methamphetamine and roll joints.

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.

Authorities also executed a search warrant for a blood and hair sample from Ecker and the two-year-old child. This led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia. During the search, they found two glass pipes (the type used to smoke meth), a plastic pill bottle converted into a handmade smoking device with burned residue; two grinders (the type consistent with marijuana usage), one of which had marijuana inside; a digital scale; and a small plastic bag containing marijuana residue inside a basket full of children's toys.

Ecker was arrested on January 19 for possession of marijuana. In March, the toxicology results concluded that the toddler tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. More than that, the medical examiner's office found that the infant had all the signs of a chronic consumer. She admitted to smoking marijuana as recently as the night before, but away from the child.

At the moment, the authorities have refused to disclose any details pertaining to Ecker's motive or what will happen to her child.

Police said the 2-year-old girl tested positive for "chronic" drug use. However, she denied knowing if the child had been exposed to drugs.

Ecker was arrested again on Thursday and charged with child abuse, lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor. She denied knowing that the two-year-old had been exposed to drugs.

According to KRTV, Heinz was interviewed by police where she admitted to constructing the area underneath the cabinet for her breaks. It's also not clear if she has an attorney representing her or when she is expected back in court.

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