Child to deputy: 'Mommy smokes weed all the time'
GRAND FORKS - A young child, whose mother was pulled over Thursday, allegedly told a Grand Forks County sheriff's deputy that "Mommy smokes weed all the time," according to a court affidavit.
Kaitlyn H. Campbell, 20, Grand Forks, was driving with Jessica P. Gordon, 19, of Park River, N.D., and Campbell's 1-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter on Thursday.
It started as a routine traffic stop at 2:07 p.m. at the 5600 block of South Washington Street.
The deputy pulled the car over because the driver's view was obstructed and spoke with Campbell about a registration issue, the affidavit said. He then learned that Gordon had two outstanding warrants and moved to arrest her. In doing so, he reported that he could smell a "strong odor of marijuana" coming from the car.
Searching the car, the deputy and his colleagues found marijuana, several marijuana pipes and a dugout with residue, the affidavit said. One of the pipes and the dugout was found at the feet of the 1-year-old.
Referring to a pipe, the 4-year-old allegedly told deputies, "That's Mommy's." She also allegedly said that Campbell used marijuana all the time.
The affidavit said Gordon took responsibility for three of the pipes and a baggie of marijuana.
The children were taken to the sheriff's department and picked up by one of their grandmothers. The 4-year-old is listed as a witness in the affidavit.
Both women were charged with endangerment of a child, a Class C felony, and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Gordon is also facing a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.
A Class C felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.