Kids Test Positive For Marijuana; Mom Arrested

Russell County authorities say a Kansas woman is in jail after three of her four foster children tested positive for marijuana.

According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, 54-year-old Pam Pertl from Bunker Hill was arrested Thursday and jailed on drug charges and three counts of aggravated child endangerment.

Deputies were called to the Russell County Courthouse June 5 while a social worker and state officials were investigating because the woman and her three girls tested positive for the drug. One of the children told the social worker that the woman and girls also drank milk mixed with bleach.

During a search of Pertl’s home in Bunker Hill deputies found 11.65 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Also cups of liquid, and liquid bleach were collected.