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home : news : lakelands & beyond April 30, 2016

9/24/2013 7:57:00 PM
Two facing charges after child tests positive for drugs

WARE SHOALS – A man and woman are in custody after authorities say the man smoked marijuana around three children and the children’s mother allowed it. The man also allegedly assaulted one of the children.

According to reports from the Ware Shoals Police Department, officers were notified by DSS officials that one of three children belonging to Candace Jo Brown, 23, had tested positive for marijuana. As the result of a separate investigation, police were aware that Justin Daniel Ricketts, 24, had been smoking marijuana around the children and that Brown was aware of it.

According to the reports, police went to Brown’s home and took her youngest child into emergency protective custody. Officers then picked the two older children up at school and took them into emergency protective custody. One of the children told police that Ricketts often comes into her bedroom and gets in her bed. The child told officers that Ricketts would assault her while in the bed and that she sometimes feared going into her bedroom.

Brown was arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. Ricketts was arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child and third degree assault and battery.

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