Newborn Twins Test Positive for Meth

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A pair of premature twins has been brought to a Lincoln hospital after testing positive for methamphetamine.

Division of Children and Family Services specialist Julie Zegers says the newborn boys were taken to Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center's Newborn Intensive Care Unit on Sunday due to medical complications.

Lancaster County Juvenile Court Judge Reggie Ryder issued an order Tuesday that gave the state temporary custody of the boys and their 3-year-old sister. Ryder said he found facts that placed the children at risk of harm at their home.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports the boys' urine tested positive for meth. Their mother's urine also tested positive for the drug.

The twins were born 11 weeks prematurely in Falls City. They weighed 2 pounds when they were tested.

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