Livingston man, woman arrested after baby tests positive for meth

Livingston man, woman arrested after baby tests positive for meth

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a man and a woman in connection to allegations that that a drug test revealed that the woman's baby had been exposed to high doses of methamphetamine.

John Davis Schiele, 34, and Amber Rene Stoerner, 28, both of Livingston, are still being held in the Polk County Jail on felony child endangerment charges. Schiele was also charged with parole violation. Stoerner was also charged with two bond revocations and possession of a controlled substance between 1 and 4 grams.

No bond was set on Schiele's parole violation charge, and the bail amount for his endangering a child charge was set at $5,000. Collectively, Stoerner's bail was set at $60,000.

According to the arrest affidavit, the baby is less than one year old, and he or she was drug-tested on Sept. 9. The child allegedly tested "very high for methamphetamine use."

"Affiant shall show that [Stoerner] provided an environment for her less than one year old child which allowed the child to be exposed to high doses of methamphetamine," the affidavit stated.

Stoerner had already lost her parental rights because the child tested positive for meth in the past, the affidavit stated. However, her mother, who was serving as the child's caretaker, had allegedly been letting Stoerner have the child.

Schiele's arrest affidavit stated that he took care of the child when Stoerner left. The affidavit also said he and Stoerner would deliver meth in the Polk County area with the child in their care.

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