Sedalia Police Drug Enforcement Unit Arrests a Woman For Child Endangerment Thursday
KSIS received a press release from the Sedalia Police Drug Enforcement Unit this (Thursday) afternoon in reference to a case that started in November of 2014. According to the press release a child investigation case was assigned to the unit in November, that was forwarded to the Sedalia Police Department by the Pettis County Children’s Division for further review, after a hair follicle test from a 2-year-old female child tested positive for cocaine. On December 10, 2014 the Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 18-year-old Shania I. Claxton for 1st degree endangerment of a child. According to the press release the investigation revealed Claxton created substantial risk to the health of her 2-year-old daughter, by having her around an environment involving drug use and drug distribution. The press release states at some point being around dangerous substances resulted in the child ingesting cocaine. At the time of the arrest Claxton was transported to the Pettis County Jail, and placed on 24-hour hold pending state charges.