Kids test positive for meth; daycare doubled as meth lab

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jul 12, 2013

An Illinois woman who was running a day care center in her home that doubled as a meth lab, could spend the next decade behind bars reports our sister-station WQAD 8.

A Scott County judge sentenced 34-year-old Amanda Taylor to up to ten years in prison.

Taylor previously pleaded guilty to four felonies including child endangerment.

Fawn Waack’s children attended Taylor’s daycare. Her 4-year-old son tested three times higher for meth than Amanda Taylor.

“The worst thing of all is because of your irresponsibility, I have no idea what is in store for [my son].”  Waack says, “The doctors know little about the long-term effects.  He was complaining of headaches, staying up late at night, couldn’t sleep.  My son is still suffering from what you guys exposed him to.”

Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor

During the sentencing, Taylor gave a tearful apology.

“I’m so sorry to Fawn, to the kids, to my own kids, to my family for all I put them through,” Taylor said.

Taylor’s boyfriend, Dale Blumer, pleaded guilty last month to manufacturing meth at the day care, but was only given probation.

Click here to read the full story at WQAD 8.