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Woman charged after toddler exposed to meth

Published On: Feb 19 2014 04:50:08 PM CST
02-19-14 Kristina Marie Pennington

Kristina Marie Pennington

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. -

A Washington County, Virginia woman is facing charges after deputies say her toddler ingested methamphetamine.

Sheriff Fred Newman says Kristina Pennington of Damascus is charged with one count of felony abuse and neglect of a child.

Deputies say a 3-year-old girl ingested some methamphetamine left on a plate at a Settler's Point Apartments residence on January 12, but Pennington never took her to a doctor.

Later that day, investigators say the child's father took her in for treatment because she was acting strangely.

Investigators say that's when they learned she had ingested the meth.