Davenport day care provider facing meth-related charges


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Posted Online: Feb. 06, 2013, 8:24 pm
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By Rachel Warmke rwarmke@qconline.com
A Davenport woman is facing criminal charges after one of her wards suffered meth exposure at the in-home day care center where police said they found several methamphetamine labs.

Amanda Marie Taylor, 33, of 2706 W. 60th St., is set to be arraigned today in Scott County on charges of child endangerment, precursor substance violation, drug possession/delivery and gathering for the use of drugs.

She was booked Tuesday in the Scott County Jail and, after posting 10 percent of a $10,000 bond later that day, was released, according to online jail records.

Her boyfriend, Dale Blumer, 34, has been charged with meth manufacturing. He remained in the jail Wednesday on a $103,000 bond.

Police executed a search warrant on Ms. Taylor's home around 1:14 a.m. Dec. 30 and found a number of one-pot methamphetamine labs, according to a police affidavit.

Ms. Taylor told officers that, during the summer, she believed Mr. Blumer had used and made meth in the home at the same time she was licensed to run a child care center in the residence. Court records claim Ms. Taylor also allegedly gave Mr. Blumer a number of pseudophedrine pills and other precursors to make the drugs.

"Taylor suspecting that meth was being made in her residence caused substantial risk to the kids residing in the residence and the kids she was babysitting," said the affidavit. It also noted a report filed by the Iowa Department of Human Services indicated "one of the kids attending the day care tested positive for meth exposure."

During the December search of Ms. Taylor's home, two children were found at the residence, along with Ms. Taylor, Mr. Blumer and a second adult male.

Officers also found a garbage bag containing several meth-making materials and precursors, which Ms. Taylor and her boyfriend allegedly tried to get rid of as police arrived, according to the affidavit.Among those items was "sludge" containing more than five grams of meth.

An additional small amount of meth was discovered under the couple's bed, the affidavit says.

Also found were an HCL generators, empty pseudoephedrine boxes, Coleman fuel cans, drain cleaner, Lye, tubing, empty cold packs, salt containers and "other meth related items," records state.


















 



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