QUINCY — A man and a woman are in the Adams County Jail facing drug charges after an investigation revealed methamphetamine was provided to children.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a tip in August from the Department of Child Family Services regarding a report of child abuse and neglect. A forensic interview was completed of the children with the help of specialists at the Quincy Child Advocacy Center. Severe physical abuse and prolonged exposure to the use of controlled substances was disclosed.
Stephanie A. Hendricks, 40, was found on Sept. 23 and arrested at a residence on Horseshoe Drive. She has been charged with aggravated delivery of a controlled substance.
After further investigation, sufficient evidence was found to indicate incidents of physical abuse to the children resulted in the permanent disfigurement to a child with a disability. In a bill of indictment handed down by an Adams County grand jury on Oct. 14, Zechariah Wigfall Sr., 36, chipped the tooth of a child under the age of 13 while committing a battery during the month of June.
There also was sufficient evidence to show methamphetamine was provided to the children.
Wigfall was found on Oct. 19 and arrested at a residence on the 400 block of College. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery.