Lufkin woman who exposed kids to drugs gets 16-month prison term

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County judge sentenced the 36-year-old Lufkin woman whose three children tested positive for drugs in November to a 16-month prison term Thursday. Loreeka Dodd was arrested in September 2012 for violating the terms of her probation.

A violation report was filed with the Angelina County District Attorney's Office for violations including testing positive for marijuana, failing to report to her probation officer, failing to submit to a drug test, failing to pay her fine, residing with her husband, and failing to attend support group meetings, according to Dustin Fore, the supervisor for casework services for Angelina County's Adult Probation Department.

The violation report was filed after Lufkin Police officers conducted a search of Dodd's home. Evidence was found that her husband was still living with her. In addition, officers found K2, synthetic marijuana, and a stolen gun at the residence, but the items could not be linked to Dodd. As a result, they weren't listed in the violation report.

Dodd's initial arrest in this case occurred in November 2009. Child Protective Services had been investigating Dodd for months prior to that, and the drug results stemmed from a random drug test administered by CPS.

CPS took custody of Dodd's three children. It is not known at this time whether or not Dodd regained custody of three children.

An Angelina County jury convicted Dodd of injury to a child and three counts of abandoning or endangering a child (criminal negligence), all felonies, in February 2011.

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