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Toddler tests positive for drugs, parents and grandparent arrested

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Jessica Humphrey (Source: Hardin County Detention Center) Jessica Humphrey (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Joseph R. Culley (Source: Hardin County Detention Center) Joseph R. Culley (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Sherrie A. Smith (Source: Hardin County Detention Center) Sherrie A. Smith (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – The parents and grandmother of an Elizabethtown toddler have been arrested after the child tested positive for amphetamines.

According to Officer Virgil Willoughby of the Elizabethtown Police Department, the 17-month-old boy was brought to Hardin Memorial Hospital on July 16 by EMS. His mother, Jessica M. Humphrey, 29, of Elizabethtown, told police she called 911 because the baby was acting strange and appeared to be on something.

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After initial treatment at Hardin Memorial, the boy was brought to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.

Willoughby said the child found a spoon in the home and placed it in his mouth.

After question by police and Child Protective Services Humphrey was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment. Arrested on the same charge were Joseph R. Culley, 28, the child's father, and Sherrie A. Smith, 52, his grandmother. The three are being held at the Hardin County Detention Center.

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