Kids tried meth, thought it was candy

LONGVIEW, TX Amanda Gail Walker of Hallsville was in the Gregg County Jail on Thursday with bond set at $6,000 bond. Electronic jail records did not list an attorney for Walker, who was arrested Tuesday at a Longview hotel following a fight with a relative.

Walker is charged with assault causing bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance and criminal child negligence. She also faces an outstanding DWI warrant.

Police say Walker's 9-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter told investigators that they saw something that they thought was candy, so they tasted it. Police confiscated a bag believed to contain methamphetamine.

Child Protective Services was summoned after Walker's arrest.

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