Kansas woman arrested after foster kids test positive for marijuana


BUNKER HILL, Kan. -- A Kansas woman is in jail after three of her four foster children tested positive for marijuana.
On June 5th, Deputies were called to the Russell County Courthouse. A social worker with the Hays Department of Children and Families and the KDHE were there investigating after 54-year-old Pam Pertl and the three girls tested positive for the drug.
One of the children told the social worker that Pertl and the girls also drank milk mixed with bleach, Sheriff John Fletcher said.
During a search of Pertl’s home in Bunker Hill, deputies found nearly 12 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. Cups filled with liquid and a container of bleach were also taken as evidence.
All four of the children were removed from the home and placed in new ones by St. Francis Community and Family Services. Their ages were not released.
Pertl was arrested Thursday evening for possession of marijuana, two counts of marijuana distribution and three counts of aggravated child endangerment. She is being held in the Russell County Jail on $40,000 bond.
Further details were not provided.