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Homeless Connecticut Mother Facing New Drug Charges

Tanya McDowell, a 33-year-old homeless woman whose last known address was in Bridgeport, Conn., was charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny for allegedly enrolling her son in Norwalk schools under a false address.

Tanya McDowell, a 33-year-old homeless woman whose last known address was in Bridgeport, Conn., was charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny for allegedly enrolling her son in Norwalk schools under a false address.  (FoxCT.com)

A 33-year-old homeless woman in Connecticut accused of stealing public school services for her 5-year-old son has a date in court on separate drug charges.

Tanya McDowell was arrested Friday after allegedly selling crack cocaine and marijuana to undercover officers several times in Norwalk and Bridgeport.

She faces numerous charges including the illegal sale of drugs near a school at her arraignment on Monday in Norwalk Superior Court.

McDowell made national headlines after being charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy for allegedly enrolling her son in kindergarten in Norwalk last fall using her baby sitter's address.

She is due back in court for those charges on July 12.

Her attorney, Darnell Crosland, says the drug investigation so soon after the school incident strikes him as strange.