A few days before Halloween, a boy was hospitalized after reportedly suffering from a meth-induced seizure.
As Dearly previously reported, it was alleged that the young boy ingested the drug while playing with a pair of vampire teeth get got while trick-or-treating.
According to reports, the parents told police the boy started seizing while playing with the toy.
However, as Crawford County Now reports, Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield has since issued a press release revealing new discoveries in the case.
After the teeth were tested for drugs, the original theory of how the boy came in contact with the drug has been unfounded:
We have received word from the crime lab regarding the toy teeth that were sent for testing. They advised that there were no signs of a controlled substance found on the teeth.
The department then executed a search warrant of the child’s residence:
Officer Tim Johnson and his partner, K-9 Basco, assisted our detectives during the search of the apartment. During the search, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and suspected methamphetamine were seized as evidence. A urine sample was also collected from the boy’s father, Cambray Carwell which had a preliminary positive test for the presence of methamphetamine.
The boy’s 24-year-old father, Cambray Carwell, was then arrested and charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drugs, specifically methamphetamine. As the press release states, the Crawford County Prosecutor will now review the case and file formal charges.
However, the department is still investigating exactly how the young boy ingested the drug:
Our detectives have worked extremely hard on this investigation. While we cannot definitively say how the little boy ingested methamphetamine, we are extremely confident that he did not ingest any candy from Trick or Treat that was tainted. The boy is home, has been attending school and has not shown any lingering effects from the drug.
Even though the father was arrested and charged with possession of drugs, Saterfield said Carwell has not been handed any charges regarding his son’s meth consumption.
All charges relating to last night’s arrest are specific to evidence obtained during the search warrant. At this time, there are no criminal charges pertaining to the child ingesting methamphetamine.
The case is still under investigation.