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UPDATE: Davenport Woman Arrested In Daycare Meth Bust

Updated: Feb 5, 2013 10:47 PM CST

UPDATE: Parents who trusted a local in-home daycare provider react with shock and anger. Amanda Taylor, who ran the Davenport day care facility where meth materials were found in December was arrested Tuesday afternoon. She faces child endangerment and several felony drug charges.

A couple parents say is close to their worst nightmare, especially knowing today that one of the kids attending Amanda Taylor Child Care tested positive for meth exposure.

KWQC talked to two mothers who both had their kids at the daycare in the same time frame police documents show Taylor was buying pseudoephedrine, handing it over to her boyfriend, and that he was making meth in the in-home daycare.

The mothers did not want to reveal their identities. Both say it's not something they ever suspected at the time they were taking their children there. Though, looking back, it may explain some behaviors like constant cleaning and changes to the home. After talking with DHS and having her child drug tested, one woman describes the stressful week before she finally got results on whether or not her little one was exposed to the toxic drug.

"We were worried about long term effects. What could happen long term but luckily she was tested negative, it's better now."

"I was completely shocked. I said absolutely no way, this is crazy. For them to be in this situation is just mind blowing."

Amanda Taylor was released bonded out of the Scott County Jail after several hours in custody Tuesday. Taylor's boyfriend, Dale Blumer, is due in court on Thursday. He was originally arrested in late December in this investigation and faces charges of making meth at the Davenport daycare. 
ORIGINAL STORY: A former daycare owner has been arrested in relation to a late December meth bust in Davenport.

The Scott County District Court has charged Amanda Marie Taylor, 33, with child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, gathering for use of drugs and precursor substance violation. The latter two charges are felonies.

Taylor originally ran the Amanda Taylor Child Care, a registered child development home with the state of Iowa.

The original bust occurred early on Sunday, December 30, 2012 when Dale Blumer, Taylor's boyfriend, was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth inside of the daycare. Police found meth-making materials inside the home at the 2700 block of West 60th Street.

According to the affidavit, Taylor had attempted to purchase pseudoephedrine pills and other meth precursors 40 times from June 2012 to December 2012. She was blocked from purchasing those materials 24 times.

All children cared for at the home were tested for drugs and at least one tested positive for meth.

She is being held on $10,000 bond.
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