Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrested

Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrested

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a Green District couple early Wednesday morning, after authorities say a toddler was brought into the hospital with meth in her system.

On Tuesday night at about 11:30 pm, officials say Michelle Lynn Burke, 40, and James Timothy Pohl, 44, both from the Green District of Roseburg, took their 2-year-old daughter to Mercy because she was not acting normally.

The Sheriff's office says blood tests showed the child had methamphetamine in her system.

Deputies went to Burke and Pohl's residence on Rolling Hills Road, where they say they found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue, syringes and bindles containing methamphetamine residue.

Burke and Pohl were both arrested and charged by deputies with child neglect, endangering the welfare of a minor and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Both were lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

The Department of Human Services was contacted by the Sheriff's office, and authorities say they are working to ensure the safety of the victim and the other two children in the home, a 10-year-old girl and a 5-month-old girl.