Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dad arrested after 6-year-old daughter consumes meth (Medford, Oregon)

Notice that there is no mention of a mother in this home, and that the child is now in the care of CPS. What happened to this girl's mother?



Updated: 1:06 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | Posted: 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Girl, 6, eats meth; father arrested in S. Oregon

The Associated Press

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon authorities say a 6-year-old who ate methamphetamine from her father's baggie had an upset stomach but is otherwise in good health.

She was placed in foster care. He was booked on charges including child neglect and meth possession.

A Jackson County sheriff's deputy caught up with a 28-year-old Seattle man after reports Monday about suspicious behavior at a fast-food parking lot in Ashland.

At a traffic stop, the deputy reported, the girl said she'd eaten what looked like a "sort of gray" rock. She identified a bag containing more than 5 grams of meth.

Spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said the girl appeared to be OK: "She just complained of a stomach ache." She was treated at a hospital and released.

Carlson said the father faces arraignment Tuesday or Wednesday.