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Etowah County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 :: 02:13 p.m. CST

Gadsden Man Arrested for Chemical Endangerment of Two Children

(Etowah County, AL) A Gadsden man has been arrested in connection to chemical endangerment of two children, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

“David Lamar Lumpkin, 33, of Gadsden, was arrested on December 20, 2017, and charged with two counts of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed, a felony,” Deputy Josh Gaskin said.

Deputies Josh Gaskin, John Streefkerk and Chris Smith accompanied a Department of Human Resources employee to a residence on Agricola Drive, Gadsden, for a welfare check on two children concerning possible drug use at the house. While inside the residence, a strong marijuana odor and visible smoke were observed by the deputies.

Drug paraphernalia was found in Lumpkin’s bedroom and he stated that he had been smoking marijuana.

Lumpkin was taken into custody and booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on $10,000 bond for the chemical endangerment charges. He also faces an outstanding warrant through the Piedmont Police Department.

The Etowah County Department of Human Resources has put a safety plan in place for the two children.


Etowah County Sheriff's Office
827 Forrest Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901

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