KRTV reported that Autumn Sienna Heinz, 30, faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of risky drugs and criminal mischief. The report noted that the Wakulla County Sheriff's Department had been investigating the mother for several months after they toddler had been given drugs.
When authorities executed a search warrant on Ecker's home on January 19, they said they found several items "consistent with marijuana and methamphetamine use", including two glass methamphetamine pipes, each with residue inside; a plastic pill bottle converted into a handmade smoking device with burned residue; two marijuana grinders, one of which had marijuana inside; a digital scale; and a small plastic bag containing marijuana residue located within a basket containing children's toys.
Detectives were told that the child was allowed to smoke meth with a pipe.
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.
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. Additionally, Ecker also denied owning the pipes.
The meth fumes permeated the entire building and every room tested positive for meth, including the infant room.
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".
The woman was identified as 25-year-old Alaina Marie Limpert from Tempe, Arizona, who allegedly laced the dish with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, a chemical found in marijuana) butter. Police arrested Kaitlyn Ecker, 20, on Thursday. Instead, Limpert "proceeded to place [the child] into their backyard pool to use the cold water to "shock" her", the police report said.
Police officials said Limpert "admitted to making the mac and cheese with THC for her husband, but did not know her daughter ingested it".