Aug 8, 2016 2:38 PM

Concord mom facing drug, child endangerment charges after baby's death makes bail

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CONCORD — A woman - who was arrested with her boyfriend after police said they found 25 grams of meth in the camper they were living in following the death of their 2-month-old boy last week - appeared in court via video Monday.

READ: NH parents held on bail for drug, child endangerment charges after baby's death

Kayla Austin, 20, was released on $50,000 personal recognizance bail with the conditions that she enroll in a pre-trial program, not drink alcohol or possess any firearms. She is also allowed to have contact with her boyfriend - Brandon Ross, 24 - but they are prohibited from speaking of the trial. Ross was arraigned Friday morning and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Police searched their camper after responding to a report of an unconscious child and reported finding meth and other drugs along with ledgers and what appeared to be price tags on the packages of meth. They have both been charged with possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of a controlled drug. Foul play is not suspected in the infant's death, police said.

She was supposed to be arraigned last Friday, but declined to go forward with proceeding until she was able to speak with a lawyer.

Her attorney argued Monday that she deserves to be released until the trial, claiming that she had deep ties to the community and that her family would ensure she appeared at her next court date.

According to Austin's attorney, she will live with her grandparents until her trial.

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