A woman accused of exposing children to methamphetamine while running a daycare will go to prison.
A ruling from a Scott County judge sentences Amanda Taylor to 10 years.
Taylor ran a daycare from her home. Last December police found meth materials there. Taylor faced child endangerment and several other drug related charges and plead guilty.
Parents of the children exposed were in the court room today including the mother of a child who tested positive for high levels of meth. The judge based his ruling on the involvement of children other than Taylor's own kids.
"This court has trouble getting past the fact that you ignored the safety of the children whose parents entrusted you to care for them," the judge said.
Taylor will have to serve at least half her sentence before being eligible for parole.
She could try to appeal the decision made today with the Iowa Supreme Court within 30 days.