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Woman accused of letting toddler smoke meth, marijuana

Woman accused of letting toddler smoke meth, marijuana

A 2-year-old from Wakulla, Florida, tested positive for both methamphetamine and marijuana, and police suspect the mother is behind the disturbing intoxication.

On Wednesday, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Ecker with child abuse, as well as arrest warrants charging her with lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor from an unrelated investigation.

Witnesses told police Ecker kept narcotics in her home and that she used methamphetamine.

Reports stated the police officials first searched Ecker's Crawfordville home January 19 and found several pipes that had marijuana and meth residue, grinders, a scale and a bag of weed in a basket that also held children's toys.

A day care worker at a Montana facility is facing criminal charges after authorities claim she transformed an area of the business into her personal "drug den".

Investigators also took blood and hair samples to determine the drug use history of Ecker and her child. The results from the toxicology report were returned on March 15, and they revealed the two-year-old tested positive for meth and amphetamine.

When investigators questioned Ecker she accepted to smoking marijuana and meth but denied doing so in front of her child.

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

At the moment, the authorities have refused to disclose any details pertaining to Ecker's motive or what will happen to her child. The reports came back positive for both drugs in the young girl, with police noting that the readings showed "chronic" drug use. Ecker admitted to smoking marijuana the night before being interrogated and smoking meth four months earlier.

The sheriff's office did not elaborate on the relationship between Ecker and the child, but The Miami Herald reported the 2-year-old was Ecker's daughter.

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.

Heinz told police she had refitted the cabinet as a place to "get away" during breaks but asked for an attorney when questioned about drugs, reported KULR. She has been charged with child abuse.