Children test positive for meth, parents arrested

Published: Nov. 14, 2014 at 5:28 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 3, 2017 at 11:48 PM CDT
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MOUNT PLEASANT, TX (KLTV) - A Mount Pleasant couple has been arrested after their children tested positive for methamphetamines and a sheriff's deputies found quantities of the drug inside their hotel room.

Leeanna and Linton Brandon Keyton were arrested and charged following the search warrant execution.

Titus County Sheriff's Office Narcotic Investigators obtained the search warrant Oct. 25 for the hotel room leased by the Keytons. Deputies found Leeanna Keyton inside the hotel room but Linton Keyton was not present. Methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia were found inside the room. Leeanna Keyton was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a third degree felony.

She was released the next day on $15,000 bond.

Investigators then learned that Child Protective Services had removed the Keytons' children from their custody in mid-October. Further investigation revealed that the children, who are both under the age of 5, tested positive for methamphetamines.

Deputies obtained arrest warrants for the Keytons for the felony offense of endangering a child.

On Nov. 6, Leeanna Keyton was located by investigators in the parking lot of Pilgrims Pride. Deputies attempted to arrest her and she resisted. After her arrest, she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Keyton was booked into the Titus County Jail for the felony offense of endangering a child, a state jail felony and subsequently charged with resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.

Linton Keyton was located Thursday by Titus County Patrol Division deputies. He refused to identify himself, but deputies knew him by sight and, confirming the outstanding warrant for his arrest, he was placed him into custody. Keyton was searched during the arrest and police found methamphetamine, other drugs, and an illegal knife that he had concealed.

He was transported to Titus County Jail and booked for the felony offense of endangering a child, a state jail felony, possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, a third degree felony, unlawful carrying of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor, failure to identify, a Class A misdemeanor and possession of a dangerous drug, a Class A misdemeanor.

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