The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the mother of the “affluenza teen” is facing another arrest after failing her drug test. Bond was revoked for Tonya Couch, whose teenage son killed four people in a drunk driving accident.
Couch, 51, is now being accused of violating her probation by using amphetamines and methamphetamines. An arrest warrant has been issued in her name.
She bonded out of jail last month after her March arrest for failing another drug test. As a condition of her release, she had to refrain from using or possessing any controlled substance. She now faces hindering apprehension of a felon charges from accusations she helped her son flee to Mexico in 2015. Money laundering charges have also been filed against her.
Couch also allegedly took $30,000 out of an account and going to Mexico to hide with her son after he missed a probation appointment in 2015. Both of them were arrested weeks later in Cancun and taken to Texas.
In 2013, Ethan Couch, now 21, killed four and injured several others when he was driving drunk and caused a crash in Terrant County. His sentence included 10 years of probation, but was later put in jail because he violated the conditions. He was then released two years later.
This is the third time Tonya has had to appear in court for violating terms of her release. The presiding judge has issued a gag order in the case.
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