Police: 3-year-old tests positive for meth, dad arrested

Police: 3-year-old tests positive for meth, dad arrested
Ronald Jeffrey (RJ) Locker, 34

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man was arrested after police say his 3-year-old daughter showed up at the hospital with meth in her system.

On May 1, Roseburg police were called to Mercy Medical Center for a report that a little girl tested positive for methamphetamine.

After an investigation, on Wednesday Roseburg police say they went to the father's residence on Hickory Street and arrested Ronald Jeffrey (RJ) Locker, 34.

Officers charged Locker with second degree child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Locker was lodged in the Douglas County Jail, and has since been released.

Officials say the little girl was released to a grandparent.

This is the second case in less than a month that authorities say involved a child having meth in it's system.

In late April, the Sheriff's office says Michelle Lynn Burke, 40, and James Timothy Pohl, 44, both from the Green District of Roseburg, took their 2-year-old daughter to Mercy because she was not acting normally.

The Sheriff's office says blood tests showed the child had methamphetamine in her system.

Deputies went to Burke and Pohl's residence on Rolling Hills Road, where they say they found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue, syringes and bindles containing methamphetamine residue.