JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office arrested a 39-year-old woman in connection to allegations that she allowed her 2-year-old daughter to eat weed stems and lick meth spoons.
Dusty Lynn Farmer, of Buna, was arrested and charged with second-degree child endangerment. Her bail amount was set at $15,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, an investigator with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a Child Protective Services investigator on July 18 about a case involving Farmer and her 2-year-old daughter.
The CPS report allegedly stated that Farmer let her 2-year-old daughter eat weed stems and lick meth spoons. In addition, the CPS report indicated that the little girl had sores all over her and a boil on her bottom, the affidavit stated.
Farmer "smokes meth and weed in the house with her baby and sells drugs as well," the affidavit stated.
The CPS investigator also told the JCSO deputy that there is no running water or electricity at Farmer's home.
During the CPS investigation, Farmer and her daughter were drug-tested. They both tested positive for amphetamine, marijuana, and methamphetamine, the affidavit stated.
The JCSO investigator obtained a warrant from a justice of the peace on July 21. At that point, the investigator went to Farmer's home in the 36000 block of U.S. Highway 96 in Buna and found that he could not get to the front door because the screened-in porch door was locked, the affidavit stated.
When he and the other law enforcement officers went to the back door, they found a generator running on the back porch. An electrical cord was running from it into the house, the affidavit stated.
After the JCSO investigator knocked on the door several times, Farmer answered the door in a robe. When she opened the door, the investigator noticed the "strong odor of marijuana" coming from inside the home, the affidavit stated.
Farmer allegedly asked the authorities if she could change clothes before they took her to jail. According to the affidavit, she was allowed to go into the bathroom and change clothes after the clothing was checked for weapons and/or contraband.