6 Charged After Child Drinks Drano From Sippy Cup At Meth Lab

February 27, 2013

A young child is in critical condition after drinking Drano from a sippy cup at Santa Rosa County meth lab.

A total of six people have been charged in connection with the incident.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office says the individuals were involved in the production of methamphetamines at an apartment on Pineywoods Place in Milton. Deputies said the child was in the bathroom of the residence where Drano — a common component in the production of meth — was being stored in a child’s sippy cup. The unsupervised child drank the chemicals from the cup, causing an immediate reaction.

The child was transported to an area hospital for treatment and remains in critical condition.

The child’s father, 36-year old Johnathan Wayne Glass, was charged with cruelty toward a child with great bodily harm, three counts of unlawful possession a harmful new legend drug without a prescription, four counts of drug possession without a prescription, one count of drug trafficking, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Santa Rosa County Jail without bond.

The child’s mother, 25-year old Victoria Lauren Cain, was charged with child neglect. Facing drug charges in connection with the meth lab are Debbie Anne Harris, 43; John Quincy Adams, 45; Justin Eric Godwin, 30; and Ronnie Eugene Olson, 39.

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36 Responses to “6 Charged After Child Drinks Drano From Sippy Cup At Meth Lab”

  1. Lindsay on March 15th, 2013 3:54 am

    I met Johnathan in the Summer of 2011, shortly after my boyfriend passed away. During that time period, I was extremely depressed and having a hard time living day to day. I quickly thought of Jonathan as a “real” friend with whom i trusted and enjoyed having him in my company. He was there for me during the saddest time in my life, and that’s how I will remember him by. However, I haven’t seen him in about a year because our lives went in two different directions, but I still kept him in the back of my mind and thought about how he was doing, quite often. Having an addiction is extremely difficult for some people to overcome, and instead of getting help, he decided to continue with his path of destructive, addictive behavior, which has now caused harm to a child, and a massive amount of legal troubles. I am still very shocked!

  2. Mommaofthree on March 3rd, 2013 7:05 pm

    FYI: this was not The man charged son..
    Prayers for the ones involved and the child!

  3. ajhenn on February 28th, 2013 3:53 pm

    JoJo,

    “Everyone is hurting because of this” –
    The child is SUFFERING because of this. God blessed those parents with a child, and it was the parents DUTY to protect that child. They failed due to their selfishness, and they don’t deserve to be parents anymore. Why, oh why, should the rest of us feel sorry for grown adults that subjected a small child to that environment?!!! YOU LIE IN THE BED YOU MAKE. Society doesn’t like kids abused like this……….don’t try to get us to feel sorry for these people who could have sought help but didn’t. Your type of thinking is called co-dependency.

    “But all people want to do is say there is no way that could ever happen at my home or with my family member” -
    Well, as owner of my home, I can tell you that NOBODY will be making meth in my house. And I don’t agree with feeling sorry for a family member who takes the route of using drugs. It’s called TOUGH LOVE, and this is probably why there are no drug abusers in my family. Being soft just prolongs and in some cases promotes the drug use. SMH

  4. Sparklednana on February 28th, 2013 3:40 pm

    JoJo I get what you are trying to say…

    temptation is the devil looking in thru the keyhole, yielding is opening the door and inviting him in… In other words.. The devil is always watching us waiting for the chance to get our attention and for us to let him in to destroy our lives. He has no preference to who, what, when, or where. And that my friend is the bottom line of what has happened here. These people yielded to the devil and now they are paying the ultimate price with their lives and possibly the life their precious child. There can be no explanation, other than that, no matter how good or bad the people involved. I agree that everyone involved and anyone that reads the story needs to hit their knees and thank god it was not their child or family member this time. We have no guarantees in this life, we just have to be conscious of our surroundings and our choices, and never yield to temptation. The easiest way to accomplish this is with prayer. And this Nana for prayer is going thru this with a family member at this very moment, so I know all too well the destruction it can cause.

  5. dan-o on February 28th, 2013 9:08 am

    Due to the negligence of these so-called parents, and assuming this child survives, he/she will have gastrointestinal problems for the rest of their life.

    If you want to destroy your own life with meth, then so be it. The fact that this chemical was actually stored in a child’s sippy cup is beyond repulsive.

    I really hope that the child survives, and these people only see the world around them through a fence topped with razor wire for the rest of theirs. It’s just too bad that they didn’t store it in a bottle of Milwaukee’s Best.

  6. David Huie Green on February 28th, 2013 7:27 am

    JOJO,
    If the devil determines all our actions, then our salvation or damnation are in Satan’s hands. According to the Bible, this is not so but you may be depending on some other source of guidance.

    fred,
    Well said.

    David for responsible, loving parents

  7. David Huie Green on February 28th, 2013 7:16 am

    Howard,

    Pray tell us how we can stop it, especially without discussing it.

    David for solutions

  8. Howard on February 28th, 2013 2:23 am

    This is a horrible situation and our community needs to join together and put a stop to the child abuse and drug abuse that is happening EVERYWHERE around us! I believe that Mr. Olson and Mr. Godwin didn’t have anything to do with this and justice will prove that. These men have families, parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousin, neices, nephews and friends who are very distraught over their behavior. Step back from your judgement and maybe throw a prayer in for the child involved, our community and the family members who are hurting.

  9. Poor Child on February 27th, 2013 10:45 pm

    Yep, some people should not reproduce. Poor Child never had a chance. Prayers for the child, none for the adults. I realize some bleeding hearts may think that is harsh, but they knew there was a child in the house and they put a dangerous chemical in the sippy cup anyway. There is no excuse for that.

  10. Worried Resident on February 27th, 2013 10:16 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how some people get on here and say that SOME of these people who have commited horrific crimes, just need prayer! Then there are others who commit crimes, and are called the scum of the earth. The Bible says “God is no respector of persons”, and that’s what he expects of us also. If some of them are scum, then ALL of them are scum! If some of them just need prayer, then ALL of them just need prayer!

  11. Sheila Carnley on February 27th, 2013 6:52 pm

    I am praying for the family of this little boy and prayers are going out for this little boy.I have known the parent of Johnathon all my life. They are great people.They know I feel there pain. It is what it is for these adults that thought they were chemist. But people the family’s need your prayers.

  12. ajhenn on February 27th, 2013 3:26 pm

    What a horrible, senseless trajedy for this child. I don’t feel sorry for the parents; they are adults, and nobody forced them to start doing drugs. Choices. These despicable adults could have given this child to a relative or an agency to be out of the way of their drug life. If this child lives, I hope he/she never has to return to these unfit parents.

  13. Willis II on February 27th, 2013 3:08 pm

    All 6 adults should be forced to drink Drano, I’ll provide the main ingredient in Drano (caustic soda). I work 50+ hours a week with caustic and can only imagine how the child must feel after ingesting it. I would rather lay in an ant bed than get it on a body part not exposed to the elements!

  14. wannaknow on February 27th, 2013 12:31 pm

    You say 6 are charged. Why is this guys picture the only one shown……. Where’s the other 5????

  15. Patriot on February 27th, 2013 12:19 pm

    JOJO,

    You can scream about the devil to your heart’s content, but I hold the humans responsible. Under your reasoning, As long as someone uses drugs, they are to be held harmless. That’s absurd!

  16. Christian on February 27th, 2013 12:14 pm

    I can’t imagine having something like this on my conscience. This is terrible.

  17. Protective Mom on February 27th, 2013 11:35 am

    This poor child is lying in the hospital fighting for his/her life and wondering, “where is my mommy and daddy?” Moms and dads above all are supposed to protect their children. To keep them away from all harm. What a complete terrible failure they are. Praying for healing for this child and for God to give him/her the mommy and daddy he/she deserves!

  18. DMB on February 27th, 2013 11:35 am

    Let’s just forget the meth lab for a minute. Forget there was anyone there but the parents and the child. Now – let’s pour this drain cleaner in a sippy cup and put it in the bathroom where the child will be sure to find it.

    That alone should be enough to put both so-called parents away for life! That’s attempted murder. All we can do is pray for the little one. If he survives, he is always going to have major problems because of the burns to his mouth, throat and internal organs.

  19. fred on February 27th, 2013 11:00 am

    @JOJO – Forgiveness and prayer haven’t left my mind for those involved here. Let’s also not forget repentance on the part of the guilty. Usually, that starts where punishment begins. I think we all want to see true remorse, willingly submitting to legal punishment and personal reform, and asking for forgiveness. I have had the sad experience of drugs in my family, and know the terrible cost it brings.
    We are all saddened, angered and outraged that an innocent was harmed by the misdeeds of these people. And, I would add, let’s not put them in the position of further harm to this child – remove him to a safe place with a family who will properly care for him and see to his needs.

  20. Neil Beaven on February 27th, 2013 10:41 am

    Throw the book at every single one of them.

    Hopefully the system can assign a proper family for this child. I don’t know what kind of idiot would keep drug supplies in a child’s container.

    What a friggin’ idiot.

  21. fred on February 27th, 2013 10:11 am

    The charges could easily be elevated to murder, depending upon the damage to the child’s tissues and organs. Drano (chemically) burns the lining of your mouth, esophagus, and stomach. How bad of a burn would depend on how much Drano had contacted your skin and for how long, but you could quite easily die. When I was in Boy Scouts, we learned to dilute certain chemical poisons with milk or water, not induce vomiting because it would burn everything again on the way up. With Drano, that’s tough call rather than leave it in the stomach. I’d think an upper GI evacuation via suction would be the only safe way to get that stuff out.

    The main ingredient is sodium hydroxide (aka caustic soda or lye), and it is *highly* corrosive. Remember in “Fight Club” when Brad Pitt pours some on Ed Norton’s hand and makes him sit there while it burns? Think that in your mouth and guts only you can’t wash it off.

    And that’s not even mentioning its toxic effects. These people have committed a heinous crime here, through their gross neglect and indifference toward the child’s life. This is what drugs gets us. This is where a drugged society is headed.

  22. JOJO on February 27th, 2013 9:46 am

    WHY DONT WE PRAY FOR THEM ALL IT IS A BAD THING BUT IF YOU HAVENT HAD A FAMILY MEMBER INTO DRUGS THANK YOUR GOD ABOVE. AND DONT EVER SAY IT WANT HAPPEN TO MY CHILD OR MY FAMILY ITS THE DEVIL NOT THAT PERSON.THIS ADDICTION IS THE DEVIL IT WILL KILL YOU HEART AND YOUR SOUL AND YOUR LIFE. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE WORLD THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE THIS EVERYDAY. DOESNT MEAN THEY ARE ALWAYS BAD PEOPLE ITS FROM THE DEVIL WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY THATS FROM THE DEVIL. GOD PLEASE BLESS THESE PEOPLE AND THIS FAMILY YOU CAN ONLY TAKE AWAY THE PAIN AND THE TEARS AND THE DEVIL FROM THERE LIVES.

  23. CKF on February 27th, 2013 9:19 am

    God Bless this poor poor child in this, how horrible……I’m sitting here crying….

  24. sparkled1nana on February 27th, 2013 9:00 am

    What difference does it make girl or boy? It’s a child regardless. The fact that’s more important is not that there were four or six adults involved, but that the child even was subjected to this kind of environment without any concern for their safety. Every child deserves parents that love them to the best of their abilities (no one is perfect) and a safe place to lay their heads down at night. I pray that the parents get the help they need and they will be a family again at some point. They need to thank god their child is alive and move forward towards recovery. So sad.

  25. Billy Glen Howard Jr on February 27th, 2013 8:39 am

    I hope the Prosecutors send these people away for life….the parents should be sentenced to death. Prayers for this child that was misused…..

  26. dad on February 27th, 2013 8:25 am

    Make him drink some drano!!!!

  27. Mandy warren on February 27th, 2013 8:22 am

    ThiS is a shame. They should be spayed and neutered so they can’t have anymore children! And if anyone takes up for these low life people for doing this to this baby, you are no better than the ones that did this!

  28. amazed on February 27th, 2013 7:45 am

    It is crazy that people continue to use this stuff knowing what all is in it and what the outcomes always are. But I guess that goes for anything and everything.

  29. justwondering on February 27th, 2013 7:24 am

    To Me,
    Where does it say a little boy in this story? I don’t see it?

  30. Me on February 27th, 2013 6:37 am

    There were 6 adults charged, not four. Who said it was a little boy? If you know something more than what’s reported in this story, respect the child’s privacy. We all are hoping for recovery, but this child’s privacy is very important.

  31. Michelle on February 27th, 2013 6:10 am

    God bless this sweet little boy!!! He unfortunately had his OWN parents and 4 other adults truly let him down! There are so many amazing families who want to have children and for some unforeseen reason aren’t able to. Then their are selfish and destructive parents like this couple. Thank God the police found this group of individuals before they blew up their apartment complex and killed innocent people!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with that poor little fellow!!!

  32. Margielu on February 27th, 2013 5:57 am

    Praying for this innocent little guy….and for his parents. If they don’t turn their lives around and experience true remorseful repentance, this little boy will have lost everything. Lord, heal his body from all the chemical damage!

  33. 429SCJ on February 27th, 2013 4:34 am

    Prayers for the child.

  34. Riversunshine on February 27th, 2013 3:25 am

    I am up late tonight, unable to sleep because of some family problems. I feel so lucky after reading this that my children are safe in their beds right now. I pray for this child that they make it through this and are back to watching Spongebob and drinking milk from a sippy cup soon. Any parent that can do this has to be sick in the head.

  35. Sheila Rodgers on February 27th, 2013 1:01 am

    Its bad enough when children get hurt in accidents, but this kind of cruelty and neglect is beyond words . Someone somewhere had to have known that at least one child was being put in harms way. Two many people choose to turn there heads,and not get involved .This is what happens all to often because of that attitude.

  36. mnon on February 27th, 2013 12:55 am

    Wow Johnathon… what happened to you man… you were a really intelligent kid growing up, from a respectable family. Gotta get away from the meth man, it is bad news and will ruin your life… now is your chance. You and the child will be in my thoughts. Get help brother.





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