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TULSA COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) — A Tulsa County woman is in jail after the sheriff’s office says her baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

Tephanie Maxwell was booked early Monday morning for child neglect.

According to the sheriff’s office, Maxwell told deputies her 9-month-old daughter found meth crumbs while crawling on the floor.

Maxwell’s bond is $50,000. Jail records show she’s due in court Aug. 14.




A Sperry woman was arrested early Monday on a child neglect complaint after her baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

Tephanie Maxwell, 26, is accused of exposing her 9-month-old daughter to methamphetamine while Maxwell used the drug in her home.

An arrest report says a Tulsa County sheriff’s deputy talked to a Saint Francis Hospital nurse who notified him that the infant appeared to be suffering from the effects of methamphetamine. A urinalysis yielded a positive result for the drug in the baby’s system, the report states.

Maxwell and her daughter had been brought to the hospital by ambulance after Maxwell reported the baby was having a seizure. She reportedly told the deputy that the only way she thought the child could have ingested methamphetamine is if she came across crumbs while crawling.

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services took the baby into custody, the arrest report indicates. Maxwell remained jailed Monday evening in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Tulsa World archives show Maxwell was arrested in Osage County on July 24 for violating the terms of her parole on a 2014 drug-related conviction. Court documents say her release from incarceration in 2015 was conditional upon her completion of a drug treatment program.

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