A northwest Arkansas couple was arrested Saturday after their 1-year-old child’s blood tested positive for methamphetamine, according to reports from the Fayetteville Police Department.
Officers reportedly met Fayetteville residents Matthew Faith, 46, and Brandi Williams, 29, at Washington Regional Medical Center about 7 p.m. after a nurse called and said their son’s blood had tested positive for meth.
Faith told an officer that he and Williams had taken the child to the hospital because he had been unusually fussy and didn’t nap all day. He added that he had made a comment earlier to Williams that it appeared the baby had “eaten a crack rock” based on his behavior, the report said.
Police noted that Faith’s forehead was sweating profusely as he spoke and that he was talking quickly with his eyes darting back and forth, giving him the appearance of being under the influence of methamphetamine. Faith reportedly denied having recently used meth.
A urine test later confirmed that Faith had methamphetamine and several other illicit substances in his system, and a cellophane wrapper found in his SUV tested positive for methamphetamine, according to authorities.
Meanwhile, Williams told another officer that she knew the child’s blood would test positive for methamphetamine, the report states. Police said that she told officers she smokes methamphetamine daily and does smoke in her home with her two children, ages 1 and 10, present.
She told police she had been using meth for two days in a row and had sold the drug before, the report said. She reportedly added that she had smoked marijuana earlier in the day. Officers noted that she had “very flushed and lacy skin” and smelled like burnt marijuana.
Williams informed officers that she had been passing drug screenings by using someone else’s urine and that there was drug