Wandering toddler leads to meth and snakes

Woman released on bond following drug, child endangerment charges:

Jasper County (TX) Sheriffs were called to Buna, Texas on the news that a toddler was wandering the streets alone. When Sheriffs arrived at the scene they were also met by 28-year-old Tamara Jones who said she didn’t know where her child was. She allowed police into the house to investigate and that’s when police found not only meth but also 16 snakes. One was eight feet long and another one was dead. Police were reluctant to search for any more.

The child was unhurt and has been placed with the grandmother pending the investigation.

Ms. Jones contacted the local media to give her side of the story. She blames the whole sordid affair on anesthesia from a tooth she had pulled and that her two-year-old escaped because apparently he’s a regular Steve McQueen.

She says the meth didn’t belong to her and was left there by someone else. She also said that she hadn’t gotten around to getting rid of it yet. And that she doesn’t know what the fuss is about all the snakes.

“I have a two, 8 foot Colombian red-tailed boas, corn snakes, king snakes. There are padlocks on the cages and the snakes are in a room by themselves. I enjoy collecting snakes. My children are well educated about them. Me and my husband are always around when the snakes are out.”

I guess some people need it spelled out for them. Meth + snakes = trash. Yeah, I said it.

Thanks to CR for the tip.