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TAFT, Calif. — The parents of a Taft toddler who tested positive for methamphetamine in her system were arrested Friday morning at a Bakersfield Motel.

The arrest happened at a motel in Bakersfield following an investigation by Taft police officers.

 Taft Police Chief Ed Whiting said that the 2-year-old girl was taken to a hospital Aug. 15, after she was acting strangely.

Whiting told 23ABC that the girl lived in the 300 block of Woodrow Street and officers were sent to the home to check on the welfare of the other children in the home.

 Officers arrived around 7 p.m. and spoke with the family and there was no evidence of drugs at the home, Whiting said.

 23ABC reporters spoke with the parents as they were being arrested, but both parents denied everything.

 Officials said the parents turned themselves in willingly after the two-week long investigation.

 Chris Davidson and Gina Barrios were arrested on charges of willful cruelty to a child and delaying an investigation.

 Davidson was also arrested additionally on charges of conspiracy.

 Taft police are still unclear as to how the toddler got methamphetamine in her system.

 Officials said the parents were around the baby with meth but don’t understand how the baby could’ve gotten the drug into her system.


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