Child Ingests Meth, Mother Arrested | Big Horn Basin Media

Cody Woman Arrested for Child’s Meth Exposure

Written by on April 25, 2017

A Cody woman will make her initial appearance in court tomorrow for allowing her infant child to ingest meth.

A warrant was issued for 34 year old Kristen Kenney on November 10 of last year, after agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation made contact with her at her home in Cody, which she shared with her newborn baby. At that time, she admitted to having recently used methamphetamine, and turned over a small vial of the drug to the DCI Agents. However, she did admit that she may have had a larger amount of methamphetamine, but had disposed of those drugs earlier in the week.

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the court, agents later learned that Kenney had not provided herself or her child with any medical care since the baby’s birth. The Department of Family Services was contacted, and the baby was placed in protective custody. A urine sample from the child indicated the presence of methamphetamine, which matched the drugs that had been turned over to the agents by Kenney.

Officers were unable to locate Kenney until Monday, when she appeared in court on separate charges of child neglect. She was arrested on felony charges of endangering a child with a controlled substance.

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