An Ardmore woman was taken into custody on child abuse and neglect complaints after officers allegedly discovered meth and marijuana usage taking place in the residence.
Ardmore Police Department Captain Keith Ingle said the Department of Human Services contacted police Wednesday, Aug. 14 in regards to allegations of narcotic possession and usage in the presence of a 1-year-old child.
“They probably had a referral. People who are familiar with the family will call in to the hotline and give tips,” Ingle said. “They’ll get a referral number assigned to it and they’ll send out investigators from DHS. DHS will call us and we’ll go over there and respond with them.”
Once officers arrived at the 1200 block of L St. NE, Ingle said they located two baggies containing 1.4 grams of meth and two baggies testing positive for THC that weighed about 14 grams.
“It’s personal usage stuff. It was not quite two packets of sugar. Each packet of sugar equals about a gram,” Ingle said, referring to the amount of meth found. “I’m guessing it was within reach of the child and they were using it.”
Three individuals were at the residence when officers arrived; none of which had a medical marijuana license, Ingle said. The 21-year-old mother of the child was taken into custody for complaints of child abuse and neglect, as well as possession of CDS (meth) and marijuana.
Another 37-year-old individual from Ardmore, who Ingle said was likely an acquaintance of the mother, was arrested for complaints of possession of CDS and marijuana.
The third individual, a 28-year-old from Ardmore, was taken into custody for an outstanding Murray County warrant for failure to appear for eluding, possession of CDS and driving under suspension — fines amounting to $2,063.
Ingle said there were no visible injuries to the child and the child will likely be released to either a family member or the custody of DHS.