Two local adults have been arrested after young children in their care were found to have methamphetamine in their system. This is according to information from the Rensselaer Police Department.

The case began around the time of Tuesday, May 15, when an RPD detective met with a case worker from the Jasper County Department of Child Services Office. Two children were going to be removed from a residence due to test results showing that they had Methamphetamine in their system.

Chelsea Peterson, 26, who is the mother of the two children as well as Nicholas Adcock, 24, who resides in the same apartment as Peterso, also tested positive for Methamphetamine, amphetamines and Marijuana. Peterson was listed as the primary caregiver for the children. However, police learned that Adcock would apparently cared for them while Peterson was working.

Charges were sent to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office for child neglect, a level 6 felony, on both Peterson and Adcock. On Saturday, June 2 those warrants were served and both Peterson and Adcock were taken to the Jasper County Jail Detention Center.