Crime & Courts

Mom whose children tested positive for drugs in custody

A Cayce woman, whose children tested positive for drugs, was turned over to authorities.

Katrina Denise Jivers was turned over to The Cayce Department of Public Safety by her bonding company Gene Frye Bonding. Jivers faces a second set of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and unlawful conduct toward a child.

Cayce police say Jivers had been eluding law enforcement since Feb. 12 when she was made aware of a second set of charges against her were pending on a positive cocaine test on her 2-year-old daughter.

Jivers was initially arrested for possession of marijuana that resulted in her 9-month-old son being taken into emergency protective custody by the state Department of Social Services.

The 9-month-old son tested positive for marijuana prior to his placement with DSS, Cayce authorities said.

The Department of Social Services took Curtis Williams into custody Feb. 7 and placed him in a foster home after he tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, authorities have said.

The next day, the boy who was found unresponsive by his foster mother at a St. Andrews area home.

Her daughter remains in DSS custody at a different licensed foster home than the one where her brother stayed, DSS officials said.

-- From Staff Reports