Florida mom accused of allowing her 2-year-old to smoke marijuana, methamphetamine
WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
A Florida woman is behind bars after authorities say she gave drugs to her 2-year-old child.
According to the Wakulla County Sheriff's office (WCSO), an child abuse investigation started in January after multiple witnesses told authorities that 20-year-old Kaitlyn Ecker allowed her son to smoke marijuana with her.
Ecker and other people reportedly joked about the child's ability to "roll joints" for her.
WCSO said the witnesses told them Ecker allowed the child to smoke methamphetamine with a pipe, and that Ecker used the drug herself.
In March, detectives received a laboratory report and interviewed a lab technician.
According to WCSO, the toxicology results revealed the 2-year-old tested positive for both methamphetamine and amphetamine and the findings were "chronic" rather than "acute."
"Chronic" indicates that the child was exposed "several times or one or or more occasions."
During a custodial interrogation, Ecker denied smoking drugs around her child and denied any knowledge of the child being exposed to drugs.
On April 12, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Ecker with child abuse, as well as lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor from an unrelated investigation conducted by CID.