Morton Man Arrested, Suspected of Endangering Infant
Booked: Husband Fed Wife Meth-Laced Water While She Was Breast Feeding
Posted Fri, Mar 27, 2009 - 11:34 am . E-mail this article to a friend.
By Andy Campbell
A Lewis County man was re-arrested Wednesday when detectives found evidence he had violated a no-contact order with his Morton-area wife more than 50 times.
William Lee Bieber, 35, had been calling his wife from the Lewis County Jail where he was already booked, using other inmates' pin numbers to use the phone, said Lewis County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Stacy Brown.
During their investigation that started on March 19, detectives found that Bieber had been making his wife drink water laced with methamphetamine months ago because he said it would "give her energy to clean the house," Brown said.
"Unfortunately she had been breast feeding her three-month-old daughter at the time," Brown said.
Bieber was arrested on suspicion of 51 counts of violation of a no-contact order, endangerment with a controlled substance, five counts of tampering with a witness, second-degree assault and domestic violence.
Lewis County Prosecutor Michael Golden said he hasn't charged Bieber yet because there is no physical evidence of the endangerment charge yet. Detectives are looking over the 51 phone calls from Bieber in jail.
"There are a lot of moms who use meth, have a baby and we can't really do anything about it," Brown said. "Doctors don't come forward with that kind of information."