NC couple charged after 3-year-old tests positive for meth, deputies say

Ellen Marie Pritchard (left) and Kirk William Biddix. Photos from WSPA

MARION, NC (WSPA) — A North Carolina couple was arrested after a toddler in their home tested positive for methamphetamine, officials say.

Kirk William Biddix and Ellen Marie Pritchard, both 27 and both of Marion, were charged with negligent child abuse inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they received a report from the McDowell County Department of Social Services about possible drug use in the Shea Drive home of Biddix and Pritchard, who live with two children, ages 2 and 3.

The 3-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine, deputies said. The 2-year-old tested negative for methamphetamine, according to officials.

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