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8-Month-Old Tests Positive for Drugs, Mother Arrested

Results of a hair follicle test received Tuesday show that an eight-month-old boy tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine, after he was found in a south side Abilene apartment where methamphetamine was present.

Results of a hair follicle test received Tuesday show that an eight-month-old boy tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine, after he was found in a south side Abilene apartment where methamphetamine was present. 

The boy's mother, Maggie Burchett, 29, of Abilene, was arrested by TCSO narcotics agents on September 10 for misdemeanor warrants. 

Methamphetamine was found in the home, as was the child. 

Child Protective Services was called, and took custody of the infant.

Burchett has since bonded out of the Taylor County Jail, but will now face additional charges of 3rd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Endangering a Child, and Injury to a Child. 

It is believed that the child tested positive for amphetamine because of inhaling "second hand" smoke from the drug.

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