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Man and woman give 4-year-old child a drink spiked with meth, cops say

Authorities in Georgia say two suspects are behind bars on suspicion of providing a young child with a drink spiked with illegal narcotics.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 27-year-old Ashley Lee Sexton and 29-year-old Joshua Lamar Teems were arrested on Monday after local law enforcement claim they gave a 4-year-old child a beverage that contained methamphetamine.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office released a statement confirming the arrest of the Kingston couple. As of Monday evening, they both remained in custody at the Floyd County Jail without bond.

In comments to Fox News, the law enforcement agency confirmed that the alleged crime occurred two days before the couple was arrested.

It was unclear what relationship, if any, the alleged victim had to either Sexton or Teems.

Court records indicate they are expected to face criminal charges including counts related to criminal negligence and child cruelty in the second degree, a felony. Teems reportedly also faces a count of possession of marijuana.

Police reports allege the two suspects inflicted both mental and physical pain on the young victim.

Available updates did not include information about the 4-year-old child’s physical condition.

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[Featured image: Ashley Lee Sexton and Joshua Lamar Teems, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office]