Three people facing child abuse charges after drugs found

Three people facing child abuse charges after drugs found near infant

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A purse with traces of what's believed to be meth was also found on the bed with the child. According to the deputy's report, Melissa Bright confessed the purse belonged to her. A purse with traces of what's believed to be meth was also found on the bed with the child. According to the deputy's report, Melissa Bright confessed the purse belonged to her.
Authorities say Joyce Bright, the child's grandmother, said she does not smoke in the same room with the child. Authorities say Joyce Bright, the child's grandmother, said she does not smoke in the same room with the child.
Heath Yearwood was also arrested Thursday at Melissa Bright's home at 223 Lakeview Subdivision in Madisonville. Heath Yearwood was also arrested Thursday at Melissa Bright's home at 223 Lakeview Subdivision in Madisonville.

MADISONVILLE (WATE) - Three people are facing aggravated child abuse and neglect charges after Monroe County Deputies find an infant in dangerous circumstances.      

Heath Yearwood, Melissa Bright and Joyce Bright were arrested Thursday at Melissa Bright's home at 223 Lakeview Subdivision in Madisonville.

Officials say they found a baby, just a few months old, sleeping a foot and a half away from some aluminum foil containing a pill that had been melted down to smoke by one of the suspects.  

Authorities say Joyce Bright, the child's grandmother, said she does not smoke in the same room with the child.    

A purse with traces of what's believed to be meth was also found on the bed with the child. According to the deputy's report, Melissa Bright confessed the purse belonged to her. 

Several prescription pills were said to also have been found in the same room.

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