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Wausau man arrested after kids test positive for cocaine

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 30-year-old Wausau man was charged with child neglect after two children tested positive for benzoylecgonine – the main metabolite of cocaine, during a hair toxicology screening.

Starr Beson made his first court appearance Wednesday in Marathon County Circuit Court. The hearing consolidated two criminal cases.

An officer and social services conducted a welfare check at the home in June.

According to court documents feces was found on a wall in the home.

Beson is in custody in the Marathon County Jail.

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