JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A Jackson couple was arrested yesterday and their newborn placed with a foster family after the baby and mother both tested positive for methamphetamine during labor and delivery at St. John’s Medical Center.
According to Jackson Police Department Lt. Roger Schultz, medical personnel at the hospital are mandated by state statute to report any child endangerment situations to law enforcement. When the hospital did blood work on the baby and mother as part of standard protocol, it was discovered both had chemical positive test results that showed meth in the blood system.
Local law enforcement obtained a search warrant and arrested Aube Ringer, 35, and Tosha Scott, 34, on charges of child endangerment. Meth and other drug paraphernalia was also discovered at the residence in serving the search warrant.
Schultz added that neither suspect has a criminal history in Teton County. Ringer arrived in Jackson in 2016 most recently from Cody.
The baby was placed with a foster care family through the Department of Family Services.
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