FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — A couple was arrested on Friday after their son tested positive for methamphetamine, authorities say.
The Fayetteville Police Department said Matthew W. Faith, 46, of Beebe was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. The child’s mother, Brandi Williams, 29, was also arrested in the case.
On Friday, police were called to Washington Regional Medical Center in response to a man and woman who brought their one-year-old in for ingesting meth. Faith said the infant was fussy all day and appeared to have “eaten a crack rock.”
A urine test revealed meth and “several other illicit substances” in Faith’s system, authorities said. A wrapper in Faith’s car also tested positive for meth, according to police.
According to the police report, Williams admitted to officers that she sold methamphetamine and smokes methamphetamine daily with her children present.
Police say controlled substances and paraphernalia items were located in the home where a child could easily access the items. Williams informed officers that she witnessed her one-year-old child eat a Roxycodone pill on Oct. 19.
Before the arrest, Williams told officers she was already under investigation with DHS and that she was passing urine tests by using someone else’s urine.
During the weekend investigation, Williams told police that she had sent a text message to a John Huskins, who was at the home, asking him to remove any illegal items before officers and DHS arrived at the residence.
Officers say the hidden Methamphetamine paraphernalia was found and Huskins was taken into custody for tampering with physical evidence.
Williams was charged with use of a communication device, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia for methamphetamine and marijuana, possession of controlled substances and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.
DHS took custody of their one and ten-year-old sons.
Faith and Williams were later taken into custody and have since bonded out of jail, according to detention center records.