Women Arrested After 4 Children Test Positive for Methamphetamine

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NEWTON, Iowa — Two Newton women are facing child endangerment charges after police say four children in their care tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police say 29-year-old Cristy Clark 28-year-old and Somer Speer were arrested last week and charged with child endangerment.

According to a police report, Newton officers were notified on Oct. 26 that a 4-year-old tested positive for drugs.

An investigation determined a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old also tested positive for methamphetamine. Clark was allegedly taking care of the three children when they tested positive for the drug.

Police also found a 9-year-old in Speer’s care that tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to the report, Clark, Speer and two other adults tested positive for methamphetamine.

Speer admitted to using drugs while caring for the children, the report says.

Clark is being held at the Jasper County Jail on $7,500 bond. Speer has since been released.

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