JASPER, Texas - Deputies say they have found a toddler wandering alone
on a Texas street, and methamphetamine and more than a dozen snakes in
his mother's home.



Jasper County Sheriff Mitchell Newman told KFDM-TV
that Tamara Jones has been charged with endangerment of a child by
criminal neglect and possession of a controlled substance.



Neighbours reported the wandering toddler Tuesday afternoon, and a deputy tracked down Jones.


In her home, Newman says, the deputy found a small amount of methamphetamine and as many as 16 snakes, one dead.

Newman says one snake was about 2.4 metres long.

A jail official said the 28-year-old Jones was released Thursday.