R.I. mother accused of taking son pleads not guilty

A Woonsocket mother accused of illegally taking her 6-year-old son to Washington State and sparking an Amber Alert has pleaded not guilty. Andria Britt appeared in Providence Superior Court Thursday on a charge of child snatching. She was ordered held on $50,000 surety bail, ordered not to contact her son or his father, and ordered to undergo drug and mental health evaluations. Britt, 34, shared custody with the father. Authorities said she took him out of state this month in violation of a court order. An Amber Alert was issued after police said her medical records and other documents led them to believe the boy might be in danger. They were found safe.

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