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Broaddus couple arrested for child endangerment after kids test positive for meth

Russell Harvey Jr. (Source: San Augustine County Jail) Russell Harvey Jr. (Source: San Augustine County Jail)
Karianna Nowman (Source: San Augustine County Jail) Karianna Nowman (Source: San Augustine County Jail)
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Deputies with the San Augustine County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Broaddus couple on a child endangerment charge on April 7 in connection to allegations that their children, ages 5 and 2, both tested positive for meth.

Russell Wandale Harvey Jr., 28, and Karianna Gabrielle Nowman, 28, were both booked into the San Augustine County Jail, and each of them was charged with state-jail felony endangering a child.

According to the arrest affidavit, Child Protective Services investigators went to the couple’s residence in Broaddus on March and talked to Harvey and Nowman about their children. When the CPS investigator asked both parents for a swab to test for drug abuse, Harvey and Nowman allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine.

At that point, CPS placed the children with a relative who also lives in Broaddus.

Later, hair follicle samples were taken from the couple and their two children and sent to the Texas Alcohol and Drug Testing Service in Houston. When the results came back on March 27, they showed that Harvey, Nowman, and the children all tested positive for meth.

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