Forney Couple Arrested for Chemical Endangerment of a Child…


According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Department of Human Resources (DHR) began investigating a Forney couple, after a report was made to DHR regarding children and illegal drugs.  Investigators located a small amount of methamphetamine at the residence and discovered that the use of methamphetamine had taken place during a time the children were home.  Investigator Brian Gilliland arrested, Nicholas L. Ryals, 28, and Kari D. Thomas, 37, and charged them both with chemical endangerment, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies transported both suspects to the Cherokee County Detention Center.

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