JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office arrested a man and a woman in connection to allegations that the woman's 1-year-old son tested positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine on March 3.
Kristopher Dwight Franklin, 44, and Amanda Paige Swavel, 39, both, of Buna, were both arrested and charged with second-degree endangering a child with imminent danger. Each of them posted a bail amount of $10,000, and they were released from the jail on May 12.
According to the arrest affidavit, East Texas News obtained on Monday, a Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigator met with a Child Protective Services investigator in regard to a case involving Swavel's 1-year-old son on April 11.
The JCSO investigator learned that the CPS official had met with Swavel at a home on County Road 782 in Buna on March 1. She told the CPS investigator that she and her son had recently moved back in with Franklin, who is not her child's biological father, the affidavit stated.
During the interview, the CPS investigator asked Swavel what drugs she had tested positive for in CPS court.
"Swavel replied saying that she did not know because that day was a blur," the affidavit stated. "Swavel then told [the CPS investigator] that she was abusing pain pills and marijuana in the past."
Swavel also allegedly told the CPS investigator that she wasn't currently using any illegal drugs. However, she did admit to taking Suboxine. Swavel said that she didn't have a prescription for the drug and had to get the pills from a friend, the affidavit stated.
Hair follicle tests were conducted on Franklin and Swavel on March 3. The 1-year-old boy was also drug-tested at that time.
Swavel tested positive for marijuana and meth, and Franklin tested positive for meth, the affidavit stated. The drug test showed that the 1-year-old boy had amphetamine, meth, and cocaine in his system, according to the affidavit.