Prosecutors: Missoula daycare worker exposed infants to meth

MISSOULA (AP) — A 30-year-old Missoula daycare worker faces felony charges after prosecutors say she was using methamphetamine while caring for infants.

Autumn Sienna Heinz made an initial appearance in Missoula County Justice Court on Thursday on charges of criminal endangerment, possession of dangerous drugs and criminal mischief. She did not enter a plea. Her bail was set at $30,000.

YMCA Interim Executive Director Heather Foster says Heinz would have had direct contact with about 12 babies. Deputy Missoula County Attorney James McCubbin says every room in the building tested positive for meth “and all of the children appear to have been exposed.”

Court records say cleanup costs could exceed $80,000.

Foster says another YMCA facility is opening its drop-off daycare to try to maintain services for 56 children.

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