Couple arrested after 3-year-old daughter tests positive for meth, fentanyl

PERU – A Peru, Indiana, couple was arrested last week after their child allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl during an investigation.

Byron Parsons, 54, and his wife, Breanna Parsons, 29, were arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent, possession of a syringe, possession of heroin, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Breanna Parson and Byron Parson

Their 3-year-old daughter allegedly tested positive for meth and fentanyl during an investigation by the Miami County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

MCDS then ordered an emergency removal of the child from the couple’s home.

That’s when Indiana State Police located Breanna Parsons and the 3-year-old during a traffic stop in Peru.

After further investigation, troopers obtained a search warrant of the couple’s home where they found meth, heroin, a syringe, and items of drug paraphernalia.

Byron Parsons was located at his work. Police found him with meth and drug paraphernalia. He was then arrested.

Both Byron and Breanna were taken to the Miami County Jail.