Police: Maggots found in diaper; Mom arrested

Michelle Shontel Butler (Source: Honea Path Police Department)
Michelle Shontel Butler (Source: Honea Path Police Department)

HONEA PATH, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a mother has been arrested after maggots were found in her 10-month-old daughter's diaper and the infant tested positive for exposure to marijuana.

Honea Path police said Tuesday that 20-year-old Michelle Butler is charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

Investigators say Butler took the child to someone else, who called 911 after telling Butler several times the child needed to go to the doctor.

Police say maggots fell out of the baby's diaper when nurses took it off and tests showed the infant was exposed to marijuana.

Officers visited Butler's home and found diapers, baby food and formula, but said the home was messy and dirty.

It wasn't clear if Butler had an attorney.

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