Baby's death leads to arrests of Woodville parents for meth exposure

Source: Tyler County Jail
Source: Tyler County Jail

TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Tyler County Sheriff's Office has charged a Woodville father and mother after one child tested positive for meth on the heels of an investigation into a baby's death.

Amanda Haughton, 27, and Gregory Haughton, 34, are each charged with state-jail felony endangering a child.

According to an arrest affidavit, a deputy began investigating on Nov. 12 the death of a six-month-old child in the 200 block of Dogwood Circle in Ivanhoe.

According to the affidavit, Amanda Haughton field-tested positive for meth and a family friend admitted to last smoking meth with her the day before, while the children were with her.

The affidavit states Gregory Haughton also tested positive for meth on a hair test conducted on Nov. 28.

Gregory Haughton had stayed the night with Amanda Haughton on Nov. 11, even though the two were separated, the affidavit states.

The affidavit states Gregory Haughton's son, who lived with his estranged wife, had a positive hair test come back on Nov. 28.

According to CPS documents filed in the district clerk's office, the cause of the baby's death in undetermined and pending a toxicology report.

Both parents have posted a $7,500 bail. They were released on Feb. 14.

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