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Middletown mother in jail after two children test positive for meth

A Middletown mother is in the City Jail after two of her children, 3 years old and 16 months, tested positive for methamphetamine.

Sarah Ramsey, 25, appeared in Middletown Municipal Court recently after she was charged with two counts of child endangering, permitting drug abuse and for probation violation. She pleaded guilty to child endangering.

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Middletown Municipal Court Judge James Sherron sentenced her to 26 days in jail for her probation violation and suspended the 180 days for child endangering and 90 days for permitting drug abuse.

“You have to do some time,” Sherron told her.

She also was placed a one-year probation.

Prior to her sentence, Ramsey’s drug screening came back negative. She told the judge that she had used drugs a couple of times, but they were “not an issue” she said.

“I can’t ignore the fact that you endangered those children,” Sherron told Ramsey.

She was led out of the courtroom and into the City Jail.

The children are being cared by their grandmother, Ramsey said.

On Jan. 22, Middletown police responded to Atrium Medical Center after two children were admitted to the emergency room suffering from methamphetamine exposure, according to the police reports.

The kids’ grandmother told police she noticed the kids were acting “very strange” in her home earlier in the day. The 3-year-old was running around the house and talking incessantly, the report said. The 16-month-old was continually crying and moving around, the report said.

Ramsey told police she gave the kids a drink out of a cup that was sitting on a table and she noticed a white crystal substance in the glass. She said her boyfriend, Austin Creech, 22, was there the night before and he sometimes uses meth.

Austin Creech, 22, of Middletown, was charged with two counts of child endangering, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Submitted photo

Earlier in the day, police were dispatched to the 300 block of Crawford Street for a possible disturbance. Creech was sweating profusely, constantly wringing his hands and was unable to answer questions from the officers, the report said.

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Police said it was obvious Creech was having a “drug induced episode,” the report said.

At one point, Creech clenched his first and he was charged with disorderly conduct to wit intoxication.

While transporting Creech to the hospital, the squad pulled over and the driver got out and opened the back of the ambulance. Creech was out of his restraints, was attempting to jump out the back doors of the ambulance and he was fighting with paramedics, the report said.

Officers then tased Creech, and he was restrained again and taken to the hospital.

Creech later was charged with resisting arrest, and two counts of child endangering. Creech was found guilty of child endangering and his sentence was suspended.

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