Mom charged after 3-year-old tests positive for meth, officials say

Credit: York County Sheriff's Office

A York County woman was charged with child neglect after Sheriff's deputies say her toddler tested positive for meth, and was exposed to used needles. 

Krystle Lauren Vinson, 36, was booked into the York County jail Saturday after an investigation that began in July revealed that she had passed out high while her three-year-old son was in the house.

Deputies with the York County Sheriff’s office responded to the home on Burgis Creek Rd. where Vinson was found unconscious after using heroin. Officers found needles on the floor, and seized methamphetamine.  

Following Vinson's arrest, the child was left in the custody of a family member.

Deputies notified the S.C. Department of Social Services, and a drug screen taken from the child later showed meth in his system.

Vinson tested positive for meth, morphine and marijuana. Arrest warrants state, “the methamphetamine use and introduction of methamphetamine into the home by Krystle Vinson put her three-year-old child at unreasonable risk for harm affecting the child’s life and physical safety.”

Vinson remains in the York County Jail under a $15,000 bond.