A 16 month-old and a three year-old are taken away from their Louisa County parents after doctors find both cocaine and a prescription drug in their systems.
The grandfather of the two boys says he doesn't know how the drugs got in the kids systems but he believes their parents would never do this intentionally.
“It had to be an accident,” said Louis Quarles.
It was last Wednesday Quarles says the kids were in his wife's care...their grandmother had to take them to the hospital. “My wife told me the children were staggering,” said Quarles.
The children were brought into the ER after showing symptoms similar to an adult under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Doctors at UVa medical center found both cocaine and a prescription drug found in sleeping pills or tranquilizers in both boys systems.
Deputies seized a number of prescription medicines from inside the boys Louisa County home. They also found crack cocaine, marijuana (approximately 1/4 lbs) and a large sum of money ($1,600) in their father's van. “I don't have no use for him,” said Quarles.
The father, 25 year old Derek Christmas is charged with possession, intent to distribute and with two child endangerment charges.
The mom, 26 year old Brenda Quarles was also arrested for child endangerment.
Deputies say this was no accident and are still investigating the motive. “That's the ten million dollar question. I don’t have a clue,” said Lowe.
Both parents have been released on bond. Their next court appearance has been scheduled for April 25th at the Louisa Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court at 9 a.m.