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Parents arrested after toddlers test positive for pot

Carey Ronald Haselden (Source: MBPD) Carey Ronald Haselden (Source: MBPD)
Amber Nicole Thompkins (Source: MBPD) Amber Nicole Thompkins (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Police have arrested a man and woman in Myrtle Beach that reportedly tried to lock their toddlers in their rooms in a home filled with drug paraphernalia.

Arrests reports obtained from Myrtle Beach Police show 26-year-old Amber Nicole Thompkins and 32-year-old Carey Ronald Haselden were arrested on Tuesday for outstanding warrants and charged with two counts each of unlawful neglect of a child.

The incident report from May 11 says police responded to their home on Naylor Avenue following an ongoing investigation by the SC Department of Social Services.

The DSS employee reports they had received a complaint regarding drug use in the home, also alleging that the parents kept drug paraphernalia out in the open.

On a visit on May 3, the DSS employee observed numerous issues, noting that the house "was dirty with marijuana" and had drug paraphernalia in plain view.

The report says the parents lived with two daughters, and both were three years old.

The DSS employee also noted that the Haselden and Thompkins had placed child safety locks on the inside on the children's bedroom doors, preventing them from leaving their rooms, an action both parents admitted to.

On the day of that initial visit from DSS, Haselden was placed under arrest for marijuana possession but later released. That same day the children were taken into protective custody and placed in the care of a relative, the report says.

Following the visit from DSS, both the parents and children were subjected to a drug test. All four tested positive for marijuana. The results of those tests were entered into evidence as part of the police investigation, ultimately leading to the arrest of Thompkins and Haselden.

The report listed Thompkins' occupation as a stay at home mom.

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