Washington County, Va., mother charged after toddler eats meth - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Washington County, Va., mother charged after toddler eats meth

Posted: Updated:
Kristina Pennington Kristina Pennington
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary

    Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:25:46 GMT
    Sharon DaleSharon Dale
    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary.
    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary.
  • Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN

    Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:39:44 GMT
    Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”.
    Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) -

An investigation conducted by the Washington County VA Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division has resulted in felony charges being lodged today against a Washington County mother.

According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, the incident occurred on January 12, 2014, at Settler’s Point Apartments, Damascus, VA. The investigation revealed the accused had methamphetamine brought into her residence by another person, that she used part of the methamphetamine and left an unused portion on a plate in the kitchen area of the apartment. The accused’ three-year-old daughter, who was playing in the kitchen area of the apartment, consumed part of the unused portion of the methamphetamine that had been left on the plate.

Based on statements obtained by detectives, the accused did not take her child to the emergency room for treatment. Later that same day, the child was released to her father who observed the child acting in an abnormal manner and took the child to the hospital. Authorities were then made aware of the substance that had been ingested by the child.

Kristina Marie Pennington, age 26, of 32108 Plymouth Court, Damascus, VA, was charged with one count of felony abuse and neglect of a child. She is currently being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon on a $5,000 secured bond.

Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.