Ohio father charged after child tests positive for methamphetamine

Cambray Carwell, age 24, was placed under arrest and transported to the Crawford County Jail on charges of Tampering with Evidence and Possession of Drugs – methamphetamine. (Courtesy: Galion Police)

GALION, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — An Ohio father is facing charges after his 5-year-old son tested positive for methamphetamine Sunday.

Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield says 24-year-old Cambray Carwell was arrested and charged with Tampering with Evidence, and Possession of Drugs - methamphetamine. Saterfield said the father had a preliminary positive test for the presence of methamphetamine. He's also accused of trying to destroy some marijuana while police were there.

The charges came after a Galion officer and his K-9 partner helped detectives find drug paraphernalia, marijuana and suspected methamphetamine in Carwell's apartment.

Authorities don't yet know how the boy came into contact with methamphetamine. It was originally thought it entered his body through toy teeth but police said testing showed there were no signs of a controlled substance found on the teeth.

“Our detectives have worked extremely hard on this investigation. While we cannot definitively say how the little boy ingested methamphetamine, we are extremely confident that he did not ingest any candy from Trick or Treat that was tainted. The boy is home, has been attending school and has not shown any lingering effects from the drug," said Saterfield.

The investigation will be presented to the Crawford County Prosecutor for review and filing of formal charges. He's being held at the Crawford County jail.

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