Monday, November 12, 2018

Parents Charged After Baby Becomes Ill and Tests Positive for Methamphetamine

The parents of an infant have been charged after their baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, on May 31, 2018, their unit was referred an endangering the welfare of a child incident by Schuylkill County Children & Youth Services after a 5 month old baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police say on May 20, 2018, a five month old boy was with his biological parents, Christina Brennan, 34, and Robert Rountree, 49, both of New Philadelphia.  At some point, the baby became ill and a family friend was contacted to assist.

The family friend transported the baby to the hospital where it was confirmed he had ingested methamphetamine.

The investivation revealed that Brennan and Rountree were doing methamphetamine in a vehicle the day before.  The drugs was mixed in a water bottle cap.  On May 20, 2018 a water bottle was retrieved from the vehicle and used to make a bottle for the baby.  The water then became tainted with the methamphetamine.

Brennan and Rountree were charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.

Rountree arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Reiley and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $50,000 straight cash bail.

Brennan is currently locked up in Centre County Prison on unrelated charges.  She will be arraigned for this incident at a later date.

No comments:

Post a Comment