Children

(video post) The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that Patrick Nicholas Lerch, a 17-month-old baby from Akron, died as a result of being poisoned by meth lab chemicals. The Medical Examiner also noted that the baby’s body showed signs of both neglect and abuse.

 

February 13, 2012

On February 13, 2012, Kimberly Clark, who is married to a man that is related to Heather Lerch,  says she ...

Tips from local business owners about suspicious chemical purchases led police straight to a home on Indian Trail home on Thursday. In a garage behind the home, they discovered a 1-year-old infant and Teri Kuhns Witmore, a 27-year-old woman who was in the process of making methamphetamine, when police arrived. Union County Department of Social Services workers took emergency custody of the baby girl, while police placed Witmore, 27, and ...

Three children, the youngest of which were 3 and 4 year old boys, were removed from a Hampton, Kentucky home where several meth labs were seized. Medical tests performed on the children revealed that the younger children tested positive for methamphetamine.

Kenneth Murray and Jamie Bryan, who were arrested at the scene, have been charged with manufacturing meth, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and ...

Tulsa, Oklahoma:  Ayden Ross Jennings, who died on November 10, 2011, was just 15 months old when he lost his life in a meth lab fire in his mother’s home. The boy’s mother, Jennifer Michelle Jennings, 26, and Jacob Allen Bell, 35, are both facing charges of manufacturing meth and two counts of child neglect for making meth with two children present, children that included Ayden and another 5 ...

“New science shows that exposure to toxins prenatally or early in life can have a devastating and lifelong effect on the developing architecture of the brain. Exposures to many chemicals have much more severe consequences for embryos, fetuses, and young children, whose brains are still developing, than for adults.”

~ National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (2006). Early Exposure to Toxic Substances Damages Brain Architecture: Working Paper ...