Two Adults Arrested After Children Test Positive for Drugs, Police say

ROCK HILL, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – The parents of 5 children have been arrested after police say the children tested positive for illegal narcotics.

Demitrius Antwane Baxter

Adrienne Giselle Knuckles, 26 years-old, and 44 year-old Demitrius Antwane Baxter, both of Rock Hill, were issued five Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child warrants.

Police say on June 1st detectives were made aware by the York County Sheriff’s Office of an active investigation by the Department of Social Services at a home on Glenarden Drive.

Rock Hill Police and DSS’s joint investigation revealed the children, in the home, ranging in ages one to five years of age tested positive for drugs, according to the police release.

A warrant was issued for each parent based on the fact the parents exposed their five children to illicit substances that put them at an unreasonable risk of harm, according to police.

Press Release – RHPD:
On June 1, 2022, Rock Hill Police Detectives were notified by the York County Sheriffs Office of an active investigation by the Department of Social Services which was occurring at an address in the city limits.
On June 2, 2022, the Department of Social Services forwarded their case investigation referral to the Rock Hill Police Department. Upon reviewing the referral, it was determined the incident location was a residence in the 1000 block of Glenarden Drive.
Rock Hill Police Detectives and the Department of Social Services conducted a joint investigation which revealed that children in the home, ages one to five, tested positive for illegal narcotics.
Rock Hill Police Detectives issued five Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child warrants for each parent based on the fact the parents exposed their five children to illicit substances that placed them at an unreasonable risk of harm.
On June 7, 2022, Adrienne Giselle Knuckles, 26 of Rock Hill, and Demitrius Antwane Baxter, 44 of Rock Hill, were taken into custody and served their active warrants.

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