JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A LaFollette woman has been indicted by the Campbell County Grand Jury on drugs and child neglect charges.

Last week, Andrea Danielle Wright was indicted on aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, aggravated child endangerment, possession of a schedule I controlled substance (Heroin) with intent to sell,  possession of schedule II controlled substance (Meth) with intent to sell, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance, simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance (Marijuana).

Her charges stem from a Sept. 2022 raid on her Pleasant Ridge home where authorities found a one-year-old child.

At that time, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Drug Investigation Unit and LaFollette Police Department Drug Investigation Unit went to Wright’s home and conducted a search of the residence, the report said. That search allegedly revealed a set of scales on an end table in the living room and a set of scales in a bedroom on a dresser. A cloth bag allegedly containing several small pink bags that were empty, a bag of green leafy substance was found in the drawer of an end table in the living room and one in a purse belonging to Wright, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.

In a nightstand in Wright’s bedroom, detectives allegedly found a package labeled Buprenorphine and Naloxone that was open. Next to the bed was a black bag with an unopened package labeled Buprenorphine and Naloxone and a pink bag with a film inside. A clear bag containing a crystal-like substance and a cotton ball, a small corner cut bag containing a brown substance believed to be Heroin were also allegedly discovered.

Wright allegedly admitted to selling small amounts of Methamphetamine. She contended she sold three or four times every few days and would usually sell a half gram of Methamphetamine for $25. According to the report, the drugs and drug paraphernalia were found within reach of the small child at the apartment. The Department of Children’s Services was called and the child was released to Wright’s mother.

Wright is scheduled to be arraigned in criminal court on May 30 at 9 am . (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 5/24/2023-6AM)