Malott couple charged after allegedly exposing infant to drugs

— A Malott couple has been charged with one count of endangering a child with a controlled substance for allegedly exposing their infant son, who has a liver illness, to illegal drugs.

Roseanne Marie Warner, 30, and Travis Michael Duncan Sr., 29, were charged last Monday in Okanogan County Superior Court.

On April 15, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office deputy Rob Heyen investigated an incident in which the baby, identified as TD, had hair samples that tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana.

The baby, who suffers from liver failure, lived with his parents at 2 School St. in Malott. His in-home care required a clean, sterile living environment that is drug-free and that his caregivers be sober, according to Heyen’s report, which was filed with the charge as a probable cause statement.

In addition, the baby has a medically implanted port to his heart, which makes him vulnerable to infections.

On March 1, the baby was taken to Mid-Valley Hospital for bleeding from the port. A few days later, Children’s Hospital in Seattle placed a medical hold on the baby because of alleged methamphetamine use by his parents, the report said.

The child was placed into shelter care and the parents agreed to a dependency ruling. The child was placed with his paternal grandparents, court records show.

On April 8, the baby’s hair tested positive for the drugs, the report said.

According to court documents, the mother allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine in August 2013 and for amphetamines in February 2014. She allegedly declined a test in early April 2013 but admitted daily marijuana use to a state Child Protective Services worker.

The father also allegedly declined a test in early April for the same reasons.

Both allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana later in April.


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