ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A mother is facing charges after her newborn baby and her toddler tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the Rock Hill Police Department.
On Feb. 6, 2019 the Department of Social Services referred a case over to Rock Hill Police after a baby boy showed a positive amount of methamphetamine in his system on Jan. 2, 2019. It was later found that her 3-year-old child also tested positive.
Lab results from the mother of the baby also showed she had tested for positive amounts of amphetamine and methamphetamine in her system when a drug test was preformed on Jan. 1, 2019.
The mother, identified as Jennifer Outen, gave birth to her second child at Piedmont Medical Center on Dec. 21, 2018. Piedmont Medical Center preformed an analysis of the suspect's urine and alerted DSS of the presence of amphetamine in the mother and her newborn child.
DSS opened an investigation and requested the mother's children be tested for drugs. On or about Jan. 1. the baby boy's hair follicle drug test came back as positive.
Outen was taken into custody on Monday, Feb. 25 and charged with unlawful conduct towards a child.