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Son accuses Grand Forks woman of smoking meth

Marsha Rae Bercier
region Park Rapids,Minnesota 56470
Park Rapids Enterprise
Son accuses Grand Forks woman of smoking meth
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

GRAND FORKS - A woman here has been charged with endangerment of a child after her 14-year-old son took pictures of her smoking methamphetamine in their apartment and called police.

Marsha Rae Bercier, 31, and her friend Amanda Jackson-White were allegedly smoking meth Tuesday in front of Bercier's three children, ages 1, 2 and 14.

According to a court affidavit filed in Grand Forks County District Court on Wednesday, officers arrived at the apartment at 3624 Landeco Lane Unit 35A and were invited in by Bercier.

They noticed a light haze in the air and a chemical smell and read Bercier the Miranda Warning, after which Bercier admitted that she and Jackson-White smoked meth in the apartment with the children present.

Grand Forks Area Narcotics Task Force members found meth paraphernalia in the apartment, including syringes and a spoon with residue in Jackson-White's purse.

Aside from the child endangerment charge, both Bercier and Jackson-White were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia are both Class C felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Both women are due in court May 30 for a preliminary hearing.