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Newton County woman arrested after both she, and her newborn baby, test positive for meth - KJAS.COM: Local News

Newton County woman arrested after both she, and her newborn baby, test positive for meth

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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:30 am

Daily News & More in Hemphill is reporting that a Newton County woman has been arrested after both she, and her newborn baby, tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to the report, 23-year-old Nikala Samuel, of Bon Weir, was arrested after the Newton County Sheriff’s Department received word from Child Protective Services that a drug test performed on the woman at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital showed meth in her system.

The report said that the child was then tested, and lab results showed meth in the baby’s system as well.

Samuel has been charged with felony child endangerment/abandonment/neglect.

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