Baby who died tested positive for meth, Everett Police say

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Everett Police say a 3-month old girl who died last month had tested positive for methamphetamine.

Lt. Ryan Dalberg said Tuesday that the baby was tested at a hospital before she died. Court documents say the baby also had a broken arm, broken ribs, a black eye, pneumonia and meningitis.

Dalberg says investigators are trying to determine who caused her injuries and how the drugs got into her system.

The Daily Herald reports that authorities took the baby on Dec. 18 after her mother called 911 to say the girl was listless and unresponsive.

Court documents say the baby had a broken arm, ribs, a black eye, pneumonia and meningitis. She died at the hospital, documents say.

The 19-year-old mother, Jerrica Schreib, and her 42-year-old boyfriend Donald Coons were arrested Friday in Everett on investigation of criminal mistreatment of a child. Bail was set at $500,000 each.

Three older children are in state custody.

Coons’ attorney has said his client has had no criminal convictions since 2004. Schreib’s attorney has said she had no criminal history.