Florida Woman Nabbed for Giving Child Pot and Meth

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The same day, Ecker was arrested by authority of the arrest warrant and was booked into the Wakulla County Jail.

This is not the first story of alleged child abuse to gain viral attention in recent days. Ecker allegedly claimed that she smoked weed recently, but that she hadn't smoked meth in months.

On January 19, 2018, detectives executed a search warrant at Ecker's residence, located on Card Lane in Crawfordville.


With the assistance of Wakulla County Emergency Medical Service personnel, detectives collected a blood sample and hair sample from Ecker and the two-year old child.

A house search revealed that the woman had an impressive collection of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies searched her Crawfordville home on January 19 and found pipes with marijuana and meth residue, grinders, a scale and a baggie of marijuana in a basket of children's toys.


Following her arrest, the Florida woman declared that the glass meth pipes weren't hers and that she never consumed drugs near her child.

The laundry room cabinet at the YMCA Learning Center in Missoula, Mont., had been outfitted with a battery-powered light, makeshift curtains, shelves, an air filter, eye hooks to lock the doors from the inside - and a small glitter case containing snort tubes, lighters, a glass pipe and a vial of methamphetamine, police say.

That led them to conduct toxicology tests on both Ecker and the 2-year-old child, who was not identified by name by police. Authorities interviewed multiple witnesses who said the child smoked marijuana with Ecker and that people "joked" about the toddler's ability to "roll joints" for her. She also denied owning the pipes.


The sheriff's office did not elaborate on the relationship between Ecker and the child, but The Miami Herald reported the 2-year-old was Ecker's daughter. However, she denied knowing if the child had been exposed to drugs. Earlier in the week, a Texas mother was charged with child abuse after her baby tested positive for amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, News Channel 6 Now reported. While the injury was deemed an accident, police investigated Payne after she appeared to be under the influence of drugs. As of now, it's not clear if Kaitlyn Ecker has an attorney or if she still has custody of the two-year-old.

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