KSP: Mother charged after marijuana detected in 2-year-old son’s urine | News

A Johnson County woman was cited on a child endangerment charge after marijuana was detected in her 2-year-old son’s urine.

Autumn Leigh Spencer, 24, of Ky. 1750, East Point, was cited with endangering the welfare of a minor on Jan. 17.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Mark Spencer wrote in court documents he was dispatched to a child neglect complaint at Highlands ARH in Prestonsburg, where Autumn Spencer had taken her two-year-old son with possible injuries.

Autumn Spencer told the trooper that her son and three-year-old daughter had been playing at her parents’ house and that when she went to check on them, the girl had fallen across the boy.

“She then stated when she went to pick up her son, he appeared to be addled or incoherent,” the trooper said in his citation. “Autumn then advised she brought him to Highlands ARH because he wasn’t acting right.”

Trooper Spencer wrote that he made contact with the hospital floor nurse, who said the boy showed positive signs of marijuana in his urine and also tested positive for COVID-19. 

“She further advised they were awaiting MedFlight to take him to Cabell Huntington’s children’s hospital,” the trooper said.

Trooper Spencer wrote he also contacted a social worker, who said they were working on a plan to possibly place all of Autumn Spencer’s children.

A Jan. 22 court date was scheduled for Autumn Spencer.

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