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Angelina Co. grand jury indicts woman for putting meth in coffee before giving birth

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Amanda McAdams (Source: Angelina County Jail) Amanda McAdams (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Joseph Broussard (Angelina County Jail) Joseph Broussard (Angelina County Jail)
Ronald Read (Source: Angelina County Jail) Ronald Read (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

An Angelina County grand jury indicted a 25-year-old Huntington woman who allegedly admitted to putting methamphetamine in her coffee shortly before she gave birth to her child.

Amanda McAdams, who was indicted on a felony child endangerment charge, was among the 38 people indicted by the Angelina County grand jury Tuesday. She was booked into the Angelina County Jail on April 21, and she was released on April 26 after she posted a $5,000 bail.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office started looking into the case after a hair follicle test done on McAdams's baby came back positive for meth on March 6.

According to an arrest warrant, McAdams tested positive for meth on Jan. 11. She tested positive again on March 6, as did the child's father, Joseph Broussard, 42.

McAdams allegedly admitted that she thought the drug testing for the Child Protective Services case was over, so she and Broussard admitted to snorting meth a couple of days before the March tests. Both of them were charged with state-jail child endangerment.

The Angelina County grand jury also indicted Ronald Ray Read, 58, of Lufkin for intoxicated manslaughter intoxicated assault in connection to the September 2012 one-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of Rickey Torbert, 52.

Read was booked into the Angelina County Jail on second-degree felony charges of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault on Nov. 10, 2012.

According to a previous report, Read was driving a 2001 Ford truck eastbound on Rivercrest Road on Sept. 29, 2012 when he left the roadway and struck a tree. Although Read wasn't injured in the accident, Torbert died on the scene.

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