Iowa Woman Charged for Leaving Her Baby in the Car While She Smoked Meth
A disturbing story out of North Liberty, Iowa.
KCCI Des Moines reports Johnson County police have arrested and charged a mother with child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia after she left her infant in a car to smoke meth in a gas station bathroom.
Just before 10:40 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to the Casey's on Kansas Avenue in North Liberty, KCRG-TV reports. According to arresting documents, 23-year-old Kalyn Sharp went into the restroom at the gas station, leaving her 2-month-old in the car without the engine running.
Workers at the Casey's station told police that Sharp was inside the bathroom for approximately 30 to 45 minutes while the child was inside the car. The temperature outside at the time was 53 degrees, and the car engine was not turned on.
Police arrived to find Sharp under the influence of meth with the baby inside of her car. Sharp confessed to using meth in the bathroom and she was taken to the Johnson County Jail. She has since been released on bond.