A Chino Valley man, who was wanted in connection with a case involving a 23-month old boy who tested positive for meth, is in custody. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 56-year-old Delbert Wayne Harvey, turned himself in to police Wednesday night. Detectives were called to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center back on September 30th. The 23-month old’s parents told investigators they left their son in the care of Harvey, who is the child’s grandfather. At around 11:30 that morning, he texted the child’s mother saying something was wrong with the child. When she returned home, she noticed the child wasn’t acting normal, possibly having a seizure. After testing positive for meth at YRMC, the child was transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Detectives went to Harvey’s trailer in Chino Valley and he was not there. Inside the trailer, detectives found drug paraphernalia and a usable quantity of meth. It isn’t known how the child ingested the drug. The child has since been released from the hospital and is recovering. Harvey has been booked on charges of child abuse, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond has not yet been set.
May 07 2021