The “Midlands Most Wanted” list is one person shorter today after the U.S. Marshals were able to arrested one of its alleged criminals.
In a report by WLTX, the Marshals say this guy made the list after he allegedly gave meth and cocaine to a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old back in September.
There is no word on Todd’s relation to the children, but the Department of Social Services tested each of the kids and both tested positive for both drugs.
And, believe it or not, Todd’s not alone in his evils. Earlier this month, a couple’s 2-year-old was checked for exposure to meth after she was found in a Kentucky mobile home where meth was made.
And, there, they are considering legislation that would require a prescription to get some of the now over-the-counter drugs needed to make meth.
“It’s a prime example of why we have to have legislation” requiring a prescription, Dan Smoot, law-enforcement director of Operation UNITE, said of the latest Wayne County case. “It’s just going to get worse until we do something.”
Is South Carolina in the same position. Not likely.
Kentucky has made a name for itself with regard to meth labs. The state is on track to have an all-time high number of meth-lab cases this year, according to state police. There had been 809 cases recorded by the end of August — 20 percent more than in the same period in 2010, state police said.
Kentucky State Sen. Tom Jensen says, “It’s just a matter of time until there’s going to be something really horrendous.”
Two toddlers exposed to two highly-addictive drugs? That’s about as horrendous as it gets.