She was charged at the time with misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia.
Multiple witnesses reportedly told the sheriff's office that the child smoked marijuana with Ecker and that people "joked" about the 2-year-old ability to "roll joints" for her. Ecker was also accused of allowing the child to smoke meth with a pipe.
Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said that Ecker denied the owning the glass pipes in her bedroom as well as smoking or ingesting drugs in front of the child, with whom she shared a room with. Additionally, on Thursday, she was charged with lewd and lascivious battery and transmission of harmful material to a minor in connection with a separate, unrelated case, according to police.
While being interviewed by detectives, Heinz admitted that she had a history of drug use, including heroin and opioid pills, having been at the Methadone Clinic in 2013, stopping sometime around previous year.
That very same day, police took a blood and hair sample from Ecker's child, which were forwarded to a laboratory. While executing a search warrant on January 19, detectives found drug paraphernalia.
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Reports stated the police officials first searched Ecker's Crawfordville home January 19 and found several pipes that had marijuana and meth residue, grinders, a scale and a bag of weed in a basket that also held children's toys.
Ecker was arrested and booked into the Wakulla County Jail. They also alleged that Ecker used meth herself. In March, the toxicology results concluded that the toddler tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.
At this time, she now faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of risky drugs and criminal mischief, all three of which are considered felony charges.
According to police, the results showed the 2-year-old had been exposed to the drugs "several times or on one or more occasions". However, she denied knowing if the child had been exposed to drugs.
Autumn Heinz, 30, was a daycare worker for three years at a YMCA in Missoula, Montana before she was arrested.
Heinz told police she had refitted the cabinet as a place to "get away" during breaks but asked for an attorney when questioned about drugs, reported KULR.