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Investigation into child wandering on road leads to 'deplorable living conditions', marijuana growing operation

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 18:07:53-05

ANGUS, TX — An investigation into a child wandering on a service road led deputies to "deplorable living conditions" and a marijuana growing operation.

The Navarro County Sheriff's Office responded to report of a small child found walking on the service road near the FM 739 overpass at Angus.

A person found the child walking unattended in the roadway, picked up the child and stayed with them until deputies arrived.

Deputies requested Child Protective Services to go to the residence of the child, located in the 5700 block of South I-45 West in Angus, to assist with the investigation.

Deputies were able to verify that the child lived at the home, along with two other siblings.

The sheriff's office says deputies obtained verbal consent to search the home and discovered "deplorable living conditions."


Deputies also discovered a marijuana growing operation.


A man and woman were arrested for one count of abandoning or endangering a child (imminent danger), a state jail felony offense, and three counts of abandoning or endangering a child (criminal negligence), a state jail felony. Both were also charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.