Moreover, she admitted to consuming pot the night before her interrogation and smoking meth months before her arrest. 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.
At the beginning of January, the deputies launched a child abuse investigation in Ecker's case after learning that the woman might force her 2-year-old toddler to consumed risky narcotics.
A Montana daycare worker was arrested for allegedly building a drug den inside a cabinet so she could smoke meth at work. The reports came back positive for both drugs in the young girl, with police noting that the readings showed "chronic" drug use. Kaitlyn Ecker was arrested Thursday on charges of child abuse and booked into the Wakulla County Jail, authorities announced Friday. Additionally, on Thursday, she was charged with lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor in connection with a separate, unrelated case, according to police.
When investigators questioned Ecker she accepted to smoking marijuana and meth but denied doing so in front of her child. The two glass pipes tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the cops.More news: Questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn't answer in U.S. hearing
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That led them to conduct toxicology tests on both Ecker and the 2-year-old child, who was not identified by name by police.
At that time, Ecker was arrested on drug possession charges. In addition, although most presume that the child discovered in Ecker's home is her daughter, the authorities are still trying to determine the nature of the relationship between the Florida woman and the 2-year-old baby. Additionally, Ecker also denied owning the pipes. However, she denied knowing if the child had been exposed to drugs. While the injury was deemed an accident, police investigated Payne after she appeared to be under the influence of drugs. She has been charged with child abuse.
It's unclear if Ecker has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time.