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Monett couple arrested in Texas

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lisa Buchanan
A pregnant Monett woman and her husband have been arrested near Midland, Texas, and charged with child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

Lisa Marie Buchanan, 31, and Scott Alan Buchanan, 33, are being held in the Midland County (Texas) Jail in lieu of bond.

According to an affidavit of probable cause from a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety who made the arrest, Lisa Buchanan was driving a 2003 Chevrolet on Interstate 20 outside Midland on April 14 when she was stopped for driving with a defective license plate lamp.

Scott Buchanan
Buchanan made several false stops in the roadway and the center median. The trooper halted behind her, shielding her vehicle from traffic and his vehicle was consequently struck by another vehicle.

"Upon making contact with Buchanan, I could smell the extremely strong odor of burnt methamphetamine emitting from within the vehicle," the trooper stated. "Buchanan was also extremely disoriented and confused as to what was going on.

"Buchanan also had her 2-year-old daughter inside the vehicle who has been exposed to the methamphetamine smoke while her parents had been smoking while traveling on Interstate 20," the trooper stated.

A search of the vehicle also revealed two clear plastic bags containing methamphetamine, several used syringes and a glass methamphetamine smoking pipe.

Buchanan subsequently went into contractions and was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital. She was later transported to Midland County Detention Center. She was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child for exposing her daughter to methamphetamine smoke, driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

She is being held in lieu of $32,500 bond.

Scott Buchanan, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was also arrested two hours later for endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $17,500.

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services told the Midland Reporter-Telegram that an investigation would be immediately opened on the case.

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