LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Huntington Police officers arrested a 43-year-old man convicted of child endangerment after his baby tested positive for methamphetamine after the Angelina County Adult Probation Department filed a violation report on him for a laundry list of violations.
Joseph Nelson Broussard, 43, of Huntington, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a state-jail felony adjudication of guilt for a child endangerment charge and two capias traffic warrants. No bail amount has been set for the felony charge.
Dustin Fore, a supervisor with the Angelina County Adult Probation Department, said that violation report states that Broussard had a positive drug test. In addition, he failed to report to his probation officer, failed to perform community service, failed to pay court-ordered fees, failed to attend a drug offender education class, and failed to attend a drug treatment program.
According to Angelina County court records, Broussard pleaded guilty to the state-jail endangering a child charge on May 2013. Judge Barry Bryan sentenced him to five years of probation.
A previous East Texas News story stated that Broussard and his child's mother, Amanda McAdams were both arrested for child endangerment in March 2013.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the mother, Amanda McAdams, 25, admitted to putting meth in her coffee just a couple days before giving birth because she was "tired and wore out."
According to the affidavit, McAdams tested positive for meth on Jan. 11, 2013. She tested positive again on March 6, 2013, as did the child's father, Joseph Broussard, 42.
The affidavit states McAdams admitted that she thought the drug testing for the CPS case was over, so she and Broussard snorted meth a couple days prior to the March tests.
On March 12, the baby's hair follicle test came back positive for meth.