Milton, Florida (PNJ) -- The parents of a 3-year-old Panhandle boy have been arrested after he
drank drain cleaner stored in a sippy cup at an apartment where deputies
say methamphetamine was being produced.
the February 20 incident, the boy is still in critical condition at Sacred
Heart Hospital, according to Assistant State Attorney James Parker.
first, there were concerns about whether he would survive, but I think
he has stabilized to the point where they are not concerned so much
about that," Parker said. "Right now, they are treating the injuries,
burns from the chemicals that went down (his throat)."
Photos: Meth before and after mug shots
child's father, Jonathan Wayne Glass, 36, of the 2300 block of Sherry
Lane in Cantonment, and his mother, Victoria Lauren Cain, 27, who lives
in the Pineywoods Place apartments on Swanner Road in Milton, were
arrested on multiple child endangerment and drug charges.
Rosa County sheriff's investigators believe several people were at the
Pineywoods unit making meth, a process which commonly
requires lye or a drain cleaner of some type that is very caustic.
Parker said Glass was "the primary one involved with the meth lab" and brought the drain cleaner to the apartment.
Glass told officers he was using the chemical to unclog a drain, Parker said.
also told officers he used the sippy cup - a child's beverage container
that uses a top with a small spout or straw - to transport the chemical
after borrowing it from someone else.
child - whose name has not been released - was unsupervised when he
drank the chemical in the bathroom. He suffered an immediate reaction.
who were at the apartment and have been arrested on felony drug charges
are Debbie A. Harris, 43, John Q. Adams, 45, and Justin E. Godwin, 30,
all of Pace. Ronnie E. Olson, 39, was also charged, but his address was