Peru couple arrested after toddler tests positive for meth

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A criminal investigation by the Indiana State Police resulted in the arrests of Byron Parsons, 54, and his wife, Breanna Parsons, 29, of Peru.

The investigation began after a request was made from the Miami County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services for police assistance, in an emergency removal of the Parson’s three-year-old daughter from their Peru home. The girl had allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl during an MCDCS investigation. Troopers foundĀ  Breanna Parsons and the three-year-old during a traffic stop in Peru.

Further investigation led to a search warrant being issued for the couple’s home. During a subsequent search, officers allegedly found methamphetamine, heroin, a syringe, and items of drug paraphernalia.

Byron Parsons was located at his place of employment in Peru. He purportedly had methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on his person when he was arrested.

The couple was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail and face criminal charges for neglect of a dependent, possession of a syringe, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Indiana State Police encourages anyone with information about the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of illegal narcotics to call their local law enforcement agency or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Information can be reported anonymously.

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