A mother faces child endangerment charges after police raided her home and found illicit drugs within reach of her 3-year-old son.
The mother, Julie A. Earls, 42, is charged with child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is set for hearing June 13.
Police came to her home looking for persons with outstanding warrants and discovered various items of drug paraphernalia when they arrived. The paraphernalia was seized and police noted there was a small child there with no apparent source of food in the residence.
They returned the following morning to conduct a welfare check on the child.
“He was discovered asleep on the floor of the home with additional drug paraphernalia within reach of the child,” said McMinnville police officer Joseph Butler, noting the items included a syringe and five baggies with methamphetamine residue.
Police notified child services which arrived and removed the child from the home due to the poor living conditions and lack of food in the home.