Four indicted

Four local residents have been indicted on charges of child endangerment for allegedly exposing children to controlled substances.

Four local residents have been indicted on charges of child endangerment for allegedly exposing children to controlled substances.

Cartavia Lakay Carter, Laquita Lashua Clark, Tahri Lorenzo Cozine, and Mitchell Wayne Talley, all of Greenville, were each indicted by the Hunt County grand jury Friday, as the panel concluded its final monthly session of serving up charges for consideration by the 196th District Court.

A new grand jury will be seated later this month to serve the 354th District Court.

Clark, 26, and Cozine, 28, each received three indictments of abandoning/endangering a child by criminal negligence. Both were alleged to have two female victims of less than 15 years of age “in a home that caused her to have controlled substances in her blood” on or about Aug. 27, 2018, as well as a male victim of less than 15 years of age “in a house where controlled substances were laying around and being sold.”

Carter, 24, and Clark, 26, each received one indictment for abandoning/endangering a child by criminal negligence and were also alleged to have a male victim of less than 15 years of age “in a house where controlled substances were laying around and being sold” in a residence on or about August, 2018.

Each of the charges are punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of up to two years in a state jail.

Dates for hearings regarding arraignments on the various indictments had not been scheduled as of Monday afternoon.

The grand jury returned 34 indictments Friday, including 10 charges issued sealed pending the arrest and arraignments of the person or persons named in the documents.

The panel also issued six no bills, indicating its investigation did not find sufficient evidence to issue an indictment.