High on meth, mother found asleep on random grave after abandoning child in 32-degree weather

Teresa Dawn Ford (MCSO)

40-year-old Teresa Ford was found asleep inside a cemetery on a grave on January 4th, after abandoning her son on the side of the road in freezing weather. Police found her to be intoxicated and seized methamphetamine and other assorted drug paraphernalia.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Stavely responded to a call from a 14-year-old child just before 10 p.m. on January 4th, who stated his mother left him on Taurus road in 32-degree weather. While en route to the juvenile, the mother, identified as Teresa Dawn Ford, was located using the description of her car, at a cemetery on Hwy 13.

Teresa Dawn Ford (MCSO)
Teresa Dawn Ford (MCSO)

It was determined that she initially had car trouble, and send the young teen to walk up the road and call for help – however, she got the vehicle to run again, and drove off, leaving the teen wandering on their own. Per the police report, it appears after driving off, the 40-year-old mother located a cemetery, parked the vehicle, crawled onto a random grave and fell asleep, where she remained until located by officers. Upon awakening her, she did not know where she was, how she got there, or where her child was.

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Officers report she smelled of alcohol, and inside the car they located a baggie of methamphetamine near the speedometer, a pill grinder, and straws with drug residue. While being placed into custody, Ford had to be taken to the ground to be cuffed. She is charged with felony methamphetamine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and child abuse and neglect. She remains jailed on an $11,000 bond.

Jason Steen

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