2-year-old ingests meth, father arrested, local officials say

A Georgia father was arrested after his 2-year-old child ingested methamphetamine at home on Thursday, officials said.

According to a statement from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Keith Edward Teubner Sr. was charged after the toddler was taken to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital on Thursday.

Investigators found that the child had ingested meth in the father’s bedroom, the statement said.

“Further information revealed that the father was aware of the child ingesting the drugs but did not seek medical care,” the sheriff’s office said.

Officials said they found meth, marijuana and drug-related objects in Teubner’s bedroom. He was charged with second-degree child cruelty, possession of meth, possession of marijuana less than one ounce and possession of drug-related objects.

The state Division of Family and Children Services took custody of the child.

The sheriff’s office did not release the current condition of the toddler.

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