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

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

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

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

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 interviewed multiple witnesses who said the child smoked marijuana with Ecker and that people "joked" about the toddler's ability to "roll joints" for her.

While being interviewed by detectives, Heinz admitted that she had a history of drug use, including heroin and opioid pills, having been at the Methadone Clinic in 2013, stopping sometime around past year. The investigators recovered two glass meth pipes, two grinders, a small bag, which tested positive for crystal meth, an electronic scale, and a plastic bottle the woman fashioned into a smoking device.

The reports did not say exactly where the child had been taken after Ecker's arrest, and it was not clear if the mother was granted bail.

With the assistance of Wakulla County Emergency Medical Service personnel, detectives collected a blood sample and hair sample from Ecker and the two-year old child. In March, the toxicology results concluded that the toddler tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.

Ecker told police she shared a bedroom with her child and admitted she had smoked marijuana and methamphetamine, but said she never did drugs in the presence of her child and her child had never been exposed to drugs.

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

Ecker was arrested and booked into the Wakulla County Jail. Additionally, Ecker also denied owning the pipes.

In addition to that, she was also charged with "lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor" in connection to a separate case. Reports by Yahoo! and the Miami Herald were used to create this article.

Heinz, who was 30 at the time of the incident, was a full-time employee for three years at the YMCA Learning Center daycare building, where she worked in the infant area.

It is unclear if Ecker is the child's mother.