MIAMI — Kaitlyn Ecker was first arrested back in January on drug charges. On Friday she was in the Wakulla County Jail for a much more serious alleged offense.
The 20-year-old Florida woman is accused of giving drugs to her 2-year-old son.
The toddler’s hair and blood tested positive for “chronic” use of methamphetamine, according to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office.
“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.
Various witnesses told investigators that they heard that Ecker let the boy smoke meth with a pipe and the child even knew how to roll joints, according to the post.
A search of the suspect’s home in Crawfordville revealed drug paraphernalia. Items included two glass pipes (the type used to smoke methamphetamine), each with residue inside; 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 located within a basket containing children’s toys.
Ecker was arrested Thursday. She’s also charged with lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor.