Mountain Home woman arrested after child tests positive for drugs

A Mountain Home woman, who was arrested in January when officers searched her home and found illegal drugs, has been arrested after her young son tested positive for drugs. Twenty-eight-year-old Brittany Nichole Saunders is facing two felony charges following her latest arrest Monday afternoon.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Mountain Home police recently received information that test results were in from hair follicle drug screens done on both of Saunders’ children. A four-year-old male tested positive for amphetamines and methamphetamine.

The initial search of Saunders’ home on Powers Street occurred Jan. 3rd. Officers found multiple pipes for smoking methamphetamine, marijuana grinders, marijuana pipes, bags of pills, a bag with a crystalline substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine, multiple digital scales and a pay/owe ledger with names and phone numbers. Saunders was arrested at that time on the drug charges.

The new charges against Saunders include felony counts of introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another person and endangering the welfare of a minor. Her bond is set at $5,000.

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