At this time, she now faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of risky drugs and criminal mischief, all three of which are considered felony charges. They said Ecker and her friends "joked" about the child's ability to "roll joints" for her.
That very same day, police took a blood and hair sample from Ecker's child, which were forwarded to a laboratory. A search in January turned up pipes that tested positive for marijuana and meth residue, along with other drug paraphernalia and a bag of marijuana found among children's toys. Police arrested Kaitlyn Ecker, 20, on Thursday.
"The toxicology results concluded that the 2-year old tested positive for both methamphetamine and amphetamine and the findings were "chronic" rather than 'acute, '" the report said. In addition, although most presume that the child discovered in Ecker's home is her daughter, the authorities are still trying to determine the nature of the relationship between the Florida woman and the 2-year-old baby.
Ecker told police she shared a bedroom with her child and admitted she had smoked marijuana and methamphetamine, but said she never did drugs in the presence of her child and her child had never been exposed to drugs.
She also was charged with lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor in connection with a separate case. She also denied owning the pipes. In this photo, a perimeter line marks a marijuana plantation at El Ajusco, near Ensenada, California, March 22, 2018. She was booked into Wakulla County Jail.
The woman was identified as 25-year-old Alaina Marie Limpert from Tempe, Arizona, who allegedly laced the dish with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, a chemical found in marijuana) butter. The reports came back positive for both drugs in the young girl, with police noting that the readings showed "chronic" drug use.
Heinz, who was 30 at the time of the incident, was a full-time employee for three years at the YMCA Learning Center daycare building, where she worked in the infant area.
According to KRTV, police have said that the supposed "drug den" was locked in from the inside so people could not enter, with a vent fan also being used to try and hide the smell.