Meth smoker facing endangerment charge

Apr 12, 2020 By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer

After confessing that she and a friend smoked meth while her children were home, a Riverton woman is facing a possible 10-year prison term for endangering two children.

Danette Smith, born 1987, was interviewed by DCI agents after they performed a warrant search on a trailer-house home on North 2nd Street in Riverton on March 13.

Smith and another woman, Heather Gould, both confessed to smoking meth in the bathroom the previous day, while two children were in the living room.

DCI agents found marijuana and methamphetamine in the home, totaling about 10 grams,

Court documents from March 16 list three charges of endangering children, with two of those charges possibly overlapping to cover different facets of the alleged crime. Each is punishable by five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

Smith was transferred to Fremont County District Court March 25 for felony-level prosecution.

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