Investigators say drugs found in 3-year-old’s system for second time, St. Joseph parents facing charges

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A man and a woman are charged with child abuse or neglect after police said drugs were discovered in their daughter's system for the second time. Warrants have been issued for Scottie Briner, 29, and Jean Mangus, 29, the girl’s parents. As of Monday night, neither were in police custody.

According to court documents, the two called an ambulance after they noticed their daughter ‘acting funny.’ The 3-year-old was airlifted to Children’s Mercy Hospital where doctors said she tested positive for oxycodone and methamphetamine.

Court documents state that the girl was removed from the home by the Children’s Division. It explains the living conditions of the home were unfit for anyone to live because of filth and a bug infestation.

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