2 Texas children tried meth, thought it was candy

LONGVIEW, Texas — An East Texas woman has been charged with negligence after her children told police they tried methamphetamine because they thought it was candy.

Amanda Gail Walker of Hallsville was in the Gregg County Jail on Thursday with bond set at $6,000 bond. Electronic jail records did not list an attorney for Walker, who was arrested Tuesday at a Longview hotel following a fight with a relative.

Walker is charged with assault causing bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance and criminal child negligence. She also faces an outstanding DWI warrant.

Police say Walker's 9-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter told investigators that they saw something that they thought was candy, so they tasted it. Police confiscated a bag believed to contain methamphetamine.

Child Protective Services was summoned after Walker's arrest.