La Verkin couple charged with child endangerment, possession of marijuana

LA VERKIN – A La Verkin couple was arrested for child endangerment after officers discovered their children had access to and allegedly had been allowed to inhale or ingest marijuana.
Lt. David Moss with the Washington County Drug Task Force said the couple, who lived together and had children together, were served a search warrant after detectives found enough probable cause to search their home. Detectives had been investigating the couple for several weeks, he said.
When officers served the warrant, they allegedly smelled marijuana in the home and found several grams inside the home. Officers also found methamphetamine and a meth pipe, Moss said.
The two were charged with endangerment of a child, a third-degree felony, and could serve up to five years in jail and pay a fine up to $5,000. They were also charged with possession, a second-degree felony because they were in a drug-free zone, and could serve up to 15 years and pay a fine up to 10,000. Officers also charged the couple with two misdemeanors for possession.
Detectives served a warrant in Ivins, as well, after investigating a male for allegedly dealing marijuana. A 31-year-old male was arrested on two second-degree felonies of distribution of marijuana and a misdemeanor charge for possession, Moss said.

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