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Affidavit: Shelby County man, woman arrested after their baby tested positive for meth

David Lewis Jr. and Ashley Phillips (Source: Shelby County Jail) David Lewis Jr. and Ashley Phillips (Source: Shelby County Jail)
SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman and her baby’s father last week in connection to allegations that their baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

David Nathan Lewis Jr., 36, and Ashley Lynn Phillips, 28, are still being held in the Shelby County Jail. Each of the was charged with state-jail felony endangering a child.

According to the arrest affidavits East Texas News obtained Tuesday, Lewis and Phillips placed their baby “in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment by exposing the child to the controlled substance, methamphetamine.”

An investigator with the SCSO received drug tests results for Lewis, Phillips, and their baby from a Child Protective Services case worker on July 11. CPS had removed the child from the parents’ custody for his or her safety, the affidavit stated.

The test results stated that the child’s hair tested positive for the presence of meth and amphetamine, the affidavit stated. 

According to the affidavit, two separate drug tests showed that Lewis’s hair and urine tested positive for meth, amphetamine, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, and codeine. Phillips’ hair tested positive for meth and amphetamine, the affidavit stated.

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