Selma parents charged after babies test positive for meth

Couple arrested as their children test positive for meth.

SELMA, N.C. (AP) – Two Johnston County parents have been arrested after authorities say two of their three children tested positive for methamphetamine.

Multiple media outlets report 50-year-old Rufus C. Futch and 24-year-old Alison L. Hill, both of Selma, were charged with misdemeanor child abuse on June 12 after their 8-month-old daughter and 18-month-old daughter both tested positive for high levels of the drug.

Johnston County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tammy Amaon says the Department of Social Services was investigating the couple and asked that the children be tested.

Amaon says that when children test positive for meth, it frequently means they were home while the drug was cooked.

The two children, and their three-year-old sibling, have been placed in protective custody. Hill and Futch have posted bail. Jail records do not indicate if either has hired an attorney.

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