Green River Woman Arrested In Baby Meth Case
A 58-year-old Green River woman is facing felony drug charges after a baby who had been in her home had to be life-flighted to a Salt Lake City hospital with meth in her system, according to a spokesman for the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department.
Dick Blust says the investigation started on March 5 when a 7-month-old baby girl was brought to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County suffering from unexplained seizures.
Medical tests showed the infant had meth in her system. She was life-flighted to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City where she remained for several days before being released to the Wyoming Department of Family Services.
Blust says investigators learned the baby had been at the home of 58-year-old Connie Faye Hanks of Green River with a relative on March 5th and started having seizures about a half an hour later.
Blust says detectives got a search warrant for Hanks's home and found a little over 3.5 grams of meth as well as packaging materials. Hanks is being charged with felony child endangerment and felony possession of a controlled substance. If she is convicted on both charges she could be sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
Circuit Court Judge John Prokos on Wednesday set her bond at $40, 000 cash or surety.