Crawfordville woman accused of letting toddler smoke meth, marijuana

Crawfordville woman accused of letting toddler smoke meth, marijuana

During a custodial interrogation, Ecker told detectives she shared her bedroom with the two-year old child.

She also was charged with lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor in connection with a separate case.

Multiple witnesses were interviewed who stated that the two-year old child smoked marijuana with Ecker and that people "joked" about the child's ability to "roll joints" for her.

Just a few days later, police executed a search warrant and confiscated glass pipes consistent with smoking meth from her residence in addition to marijuana paraphernalia. They also found a plastic bag containing marijuana residue in a basket of children's toys. 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.

The suspect is accused of smoking the drugs in a "drug den" hidden beneath a cabinet in the laundry room in the YMCA Learning Center day auto building.

KRTV reported that Autumn Sienna Heinz, 30, faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of unsafe drugs and criminal mischief.

In January, officials took blood and hair samples from both Ecker and her child.

"The toxicology results concluded that the 2-year-old tested positive for both methamphetamine and amphetamines and the findings were "chronic" rather than 'acute, '" WCSO wrote in a Facebook post.

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

A Montana daycare worker was arrested for allegedly building a drug den inside a cabinet so she could smoke meth at work. Others alleged Ecker let the child smoke meth out of a pipe. She further denied giving her child any meth or marijuana.

The employee reportedly said she saw Autumn Heinz, 30, hiding behind a cabinet in the laundry room with what appeared to be a meth pipe nearby. 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.

It's unclear if Ecker has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time. Miller said that the child is in the care of other relatives at this time.

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