Child tests positive for meth exposure

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 22, 2011 7:20 AM

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A Lone Tree woman was arrested after Johnson County officials allegedly discovered her son had been exposed to methamphetamine.

Wendy Lynn Whetstine, 44, was charged June 2 with child endangerment.

A search of Whestine’s home by the Johnson County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force allegedly yielded methamphetamine and items consistent with its creation.

The report said Whetstine was home with her husband and her 9-year-old during the search. The child was removed, and hair samples were obtained from the child, deputies say.

On June 13, the child’s hair tested positive for exposure to methamphetamine, according to officials.

Child endangerment causing bodily injury is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500.

— by Brian Albert

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