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'Affluenza Mom' Tonya Couch Jailed After Failing Drug Test

Tonya Couch was charged in 2016 with hindering the apprehension of a felon and money laundering and was freed after posting $75,000 bond

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    'Affluenza Mom' Tonya Couch Jailed After Failing Drug Test
    Tarrant County Jail
    The so-called "affluenza mom" Tonya Couch was arrested Thursday evening after she was accused of violating conditions of her release on bond for failing a urinary test, Thursday, June 7, 2018.

    The so-called "affluenza mom" Tonya Couch was arrested Thursday evening after she was accused of violating conditions of her release on bond for failing a urinary test.

    She tested positive for amphetamine/methamphetamine, officials said.

    The judge who ordered her arrest warrant also ordered Couch to be held on no bond once arrested. She was taken into custody at her Tarrant County home at about 6:30 p.m. without incident, authorities said.

    Tonya Couch was charged in 2016 with hindering the apprehension of a felon and money laundering and was freed after posting $75,000 bond.

    Tonya Couch Out of Jail, Dons Ankle Monitor

    [DFW] Tonya Couch Out of Jail, Dons Ankle Monitor
    Tonya Couch -- the mother of a North Texas teen who used an "affluenza" defense during a trial for a deadly 2013 drunken driving wreck -- leaves a visit with her probation officer wearing an electronic ankle monitor after her release from jail Tuesday morning.
    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016)

    The felon was her son Ethan, who was facing allegations that he violated his probation in 2015. Ethan was 16 when he killed four people in June 2013, ramming a pickup truck into a crowd of people trying to help stranded motorists on the side of a North Texas road. He was driving at nearly three times the legal blood alcohol limit for adult drivers.

    The conditions of Tonya Couch's release included wearing an electronic ankle monitor and remaining at home except for appointments with her doctor and lawyer. She was to be electronically monitored 24 hours per day and was subject to a visit from a probation officer at any time. She was also ordered to take routine drug tests.

    In June, the Tarrant County District Attorney filed a motion to revoke her bond when she drank alcohol and was seen holding a rifle at a gun show, which violated conditions of her release. A judge at that time decided not to put her in jail.

    Couch will have a hearing on the new violations at some point. It wasn't immediately clear if she had a lawyer who could answer to the accusation.

    Her son Ethan was released from jail earlier this year.

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    'Affluenza Teen' Ethan Couch Released From Jail

    [DFW] 'Affluenza Teen' Ethan Couch Released From Jail

    Ethan Couch, the "affluenza" teen who killed four people in a drunken driving crash in 2013, is free Monday after serving two years in county jail for violating his probation.

    (Published Monday, April 2, 2018)

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