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Police: Child tests positive for meth, parents arrested

Two parents are behind bars after police say their two-year-old daughter tested positive for meth.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2018 6:18 PM
Updated: Aug. 9, 2018 10:47 PM

NETTLETON, Miss. (WTVA) - Two parents are behind bars after police say their two-year-old daughter tested positive for meth.

Nettleton Police Chief Gary Monaghan says the couple called police because their child was sick. He says the baby was rushed to the hospital where it was determined to be an overdose.

The two are identified as Tracy Rhynes, 28, and Donna Rhynes, 21. They face child abuse charges.

The police chief says the girl had meth and another drug in her system. The other drug is unknown.

Police confirm the child is okay and in good condition.

Residents in the area feel jail is not the only puunishment the parents should face.

"I think the parents should have to pay child support, i think it needs to be that while there in the system make them pay child support to help them offset" said Evon Gray.

DHS now has the child and it will now be up to them and a judge as to what happens next.
The parents’ bonds were set at $35,000 each.

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