2 women indicted after young kids fail drug tests

Roxanne Valdez Birdsong

Two women from the Big Country were indicted Thursday after kids in their care tested positive for drugs.

A Taylor County grand jury indicted Roxanne Valdez Birdsong, 38, of Abilene, and Mellisa Michelle Floyd, 32, of Tye, on two counts each of endangering a child.

Birdsong was arrested Dec. 21 after police say her 2-year-old granddaughter tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Birdsong used cocaine and meth in the presence of her granddaughter.

Birdsong tested positive for cocaine and meth on Oct. 23, while her granddaughter tested positive for both drugs on Nov. 8.

Floyd’s 6-month-old daughter also tested positive for cocaine and meth.

When Floyd was arrested in May for theft, she had her daughter with her, which resulted in her daughter being turned over to Child Protective Services, who then performed a drug test on the baby.

Floyd also tested positive for meth and police say she admitted to using meth while the child was in her care.

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