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Florida mother let her 2-year-old child smoke meth and marijuana, authorities say

A woman in Wakulla, Florida, faces a charge of child abuse after authorities determined she let her 2-year-old smoke meth and marijuana.

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USA Today NetworkKarl Etters, Tallahassee Democrat Published 9:35 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 | Updated 6:24 p.m. ET April 14, 2018

Kaitlyn Ecker, 20, is accused of letting her 2-year-old smoke meth and marijuana at her Crawfordville home(Photo: Wakulla County Jail)

Authorities say a Florida mother let her 2-year-old child smoke meth and marijuana, possibly on multiple occasions.

Kaitlyn Ecker, 20, of Wakulla near the state’s capital Tallahassee, faces a charge of child abuse. The toddler tested positive for both drugs at high enough levels to indicate to medical examiners it was not a one-time incident.

The investigation into Ecker started in January when the Wakulla County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office learned the child may have been involved with using both drugs.

“People ‘joked’ about the child’s ability to roll joints for (Ecker,)” WCSO wrote in its report. Others alleged Ecker let the child smoke meth out of a pipe.

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

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