An in-home day care operator faces drug and child endangerment charges after a child being cared for there tested positive for methamphetamine exposure, Davenport police said.

Amanda M. Taylor, 33, of 2706 W. 60th St., Davenport, was being held Tuesday in the Scott County Jail.

She told police she runs a licensed day care center out of her home and last summer she suspected her live-in boyfriend, Dale Sammie Blumer, 34, was using methamphetamine, according to her arrest affidavit.

She also told police that she had seen Blumer with a pop bottle containing a pink sludge in it and that she sometimes returned home, smelled a strange odor and knew Blumer had been making meth, the affidavit states.

She provided Blumer pseudoephedrine pills and other materials so that he could make meth, the affidavit states.

When police arrived to search the home on Dec. 30, Taylor helped Blumer attempt to hide and throw away meth-making materials, the affidavit states. Police say they found a small amount of methamphetamine under the couple’s bed.

Blumer was arrested in December and charged with a felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine. He remained in the jail Tuesday on a $100,000 bond.

His charge is a Class B felony that is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Taylor is charged with three felonies, including drug possession/delivery, gathering for use of drugs and a precursor substance violation. She also is charged with an aggravated misdemeanor count of child endangerment.

Drug possession/delivery is a Class B felony that is punishable by up to 25 years in prison. The precursor charge is a Class C felony that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and the gathering for use of drugs charge is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The child endangerment charge carries a maximum two years in prison.


EARLIER REPORT: An in-home day-care operator faces drug and child endangerment charges after a child attending there tested positive for methamphetamine exposure, police said.

Amanda M. Taylor, 33, 2706 W. 60th St., Davenport, was in the Scott County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

She told police she runs a licensed day-care out of her home and that last summer she suspected her live-in boyfriend, Dale Sammie Blumer, 34, was using methamphetamine, according to her arrest affidavit.

She also told police that she had seen Blumer with a pop bottle containing a pink sludge in it and that she has returned home, smelled a strange odor and knew Blumer had been making meth, the affidavit states.

Blumer was arrested in December and charged with a felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine. He remained in the jail Tuesday on a $100,000 bond.

Taylor is charged with three felonies, including drug possession/delivery, gathering for use of drugs and a precursor substance violation. She also is charged with an aggravated misdemeanor count of child endangerment.