Report: Abilene child shows up to school smelling like meth, mother arrested after he tests positive

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene mother was arrested after a child showed up to school smelling like methamphetamine and testing positive for the drug.

Vecy Carpenter was taken into custody on one count of Endangering a Child in connection to the allegations.

Court documents state a child under the age of 15 showed up to school in February smelling like methamphetamine, prompting school officials to call Child Protective Services.

These officials also said Carpenter smelled like meth.

Both the child and Carpenter were tested for meth in March, and the documents state both tests returned positive.

During an interview with police, the documents state Carpenter, “admitted to exposing [the child] in her vehicle when she was transporting him and admitted that she used the methamphetamine in the home he resided.”

Carpenter was released from jail after posting a $10,000 bond.

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