York County dad accused of exposing twins to meth, police say

Gavyn Lovett

YORK COUNTY, N.C. — A Rock Hill father was arrested after his twins tested positive for meth, according to a report from Channel 9's partners at The Herald.

Police said the children’s mother was arrested in the same case in December.

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Gavyn Lovett, 27, was charged with two counts of unlawful neglect. He was arrested on Wednesday, three months after police started investigating him.

The police probe was launched in early November, after Lovett and the mother of the children, 24-year-old Megan Painter, were accused of drug use around their children while staying at a motel just outside Rock Hill, according to The Herald.

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The children and Lovett tested positive for methamphetamine, according to police, and Lovett was charged with felony neglect after exposing the children to the drug.

Painter was arrested in December on child neglect charges for both children. Those charges remain pending, The Herald reports.

Lovett was also served pending arrest warrants for assault after he was accused of threatening people at his job in Fort Mill in October, according to police reports.

Lovett is the 12th York County parent charged since July after children have tested positive for meth or other illegal drugs, according to court and police records.

Lovett remains in the York County jail under a $52,000 bond.