Father and Girlfriend Charged with Felony Child Endangerment, Drugs

(Gillette, Wyo.) A mother called police after her 10-year-old son brought home a meth pipe, which he’d taken from his father’s home.

Officers received a report Saturday from the mother of the boy, who told his mother that he’d taken the pipe from his father’s residence near the 2900 block of Knollwood drive.

The boy had been staying with his father, 40, and had allegedly witnessed his father’s girlfriend, 39, hide the meth pipe in a drawer. After his mother picked him up, the boy showed her the pipe and she contacted law enforcement.

Residue within the pipe tested positive for methamphetamine. Officers contacted the father and his girlfriend, who gave officers consent to search the residence.

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Police say the search turned up a second meth pipe along with a miscellaneous number of drug paraphernalia in the residence.

Police Lt. Chuck Deaton stated that the female further consented to a urinalysis, which gave a positive indication for meth use. The father refused the test, but allegedly told officers he would come back positive for both methamphetamine and cocaine use.

Upon further investigation, officers reportedly learned that the father and girlfriend had smoked methamphetamine from the pipe on the eve of Sept. 15.

Both parties were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), felony drug endangering a child and use of a controlled substance.