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Parents arrested after two babies test positive for meth

Posted June 17, 2015

Alison Louise Hill, 24, and Rufus Charles Futch, 50,

— A Johnston County couple is under arrest and their three young children in protective custody after an 8-month-old and an 18-month-old tested positive for methamphetamine.

Alison Louise Hill, 24, and Rufus Charles Futch, 50, were both charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

A spokeswoman for the Johnston County Sheriff's Office said that the Department of Social Services, which was investigating the couple, asked that the children be tested.

Hill and Futch were arrested June 12 and are out on bond.


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  • Pam Snyder Jun 20, 2015
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    This week another local story made headlines too.......the man who lit his dog on fire...CHECK OUT WHAT HE WAS CHARGED WITH..... we couldn't do better for children??? Really??? This couple's misdemeanor makes me sick!!

  • Angie Cox Jun 18, 2015
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    did this girls parents not teach her to not marry someone more than half her age? that is so sick. this man is sick. they are both sick to have this happen to children. all they deserve is to see prison walls!

  • Jacob Smith Jun 18, 2015
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    Well probably so but maybe not.....

    It certainly IS a shame that the kids are messed up with these two meth head parents - yet keep in mind where they will be going - remember the kid chained to the porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck? Those were the state sponsored "caregivers"!

  • Tammy Rush Jun 18, 2015
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    Misdemeanor?? Really???

  • Belinda Warrick Jun 17, 2015
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    They should be charged with attempted murder. Those poor kids will have problems with their ability to feel happy and their pleasure center of the brain is damaged. Hopefully, maybe, just maybe, they are young enough that their brains are able to make the correct adjustments and they won't have any lingering effects. This is so despicable. Meth kills and for it to be in 2 babies is just a sick sick thing and those parents should never ever get their kids back. I could see if only the parents were doing drugs and they got help and recovered but not with it being in little babies. I am so angry that anyone could do this or even let it happen. They should be made sterile and not ever allowed to care for children or have children left alone with them for 1 sec especially family because they can pull it off with some. I want to see many more charges brought against them.

  • Kay Norton Jun 17, 2015
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    God bless the children, but do away with the parents...filth