GREENWOOD, SC – A woman has been arrested for allegedly exposing her four children – all under the age of five – to methamphetamines. The arrest was made after the Department of Social Services received a complaint.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, DSS received a complaint on September 26th that Kayla Lynn Beggs, 29, of 401 S Cambridge Street, #B8, in Ninety Six, was exposing her children to methamphetamines. Beggs’ has four children, ages five, four, two and one.
Beggs was tested for drugs by hair sample on October 1st, according to the report. The result of that test was positive, showing methamphetamines at a level of 769 pg/mg.
The four children were tested by hair sample on September 26th. All four children tested positive for methamphetamines, according to the report. The report states that the five year old child had a level of 1,704 pg/mg, the four year old child had a level of 10,136 pg/mg, the two year old child had a level of 17,636 pg/mg and the one year old child had a level of 7,308 pg/mg.
The children are currently in the care of their grandmother, according to the report.
Beggs has been charged with four counts of unlawful neglect of a child. Her bond was set at $20,000 cash or surety, which she posted on Thursday morning. Beggs pled guilty to DUI and had a charge for child endangerment stemming from the same incident dropped in August of this year.