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Elk City woman and boyfriend were on probation

BY RANDY ELLIS Modified: November 11, 2008 at 8:47 am •  Published: November 11, 2008
uot;I was at work, but my children were present at the house.”

Moore told an officer Anderson and two friends were at the apartment when Moore smoked the marijuana, an arrest warrant affidavit stated.

Moore pleaded guilty to enabling child neglect Feb. 13 and got four years of probation. Anderson pleaded guilty to the same charge Aug. 20 and got two years of probation.

The foster mother said she cared for the children from Sept. 12, 2007, to Aug. 1, when Beckham County Associate District Judge Floyd Douglas Haught returned custody to Anderson over the foster mother’s objections.

The marijuana incident apparently was not the first time the state took the children. When police investigated that complaint, Anderson told them she had just gotten her children back from DHS.

DHS said it would take about a month to investigate and prepare a public report on agency involvement with the family leading up to Ryan’s death. has disabled the comments for this article.