MARIJUANA SEIZED: Couple Charged With Child Endangerment

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Child endangerment charges are pending for a Marshalltown couple after a large amount of marijuana was found inside their home.

Shandy Peterson and Michael McDowell were arrested Saturday night at their home at 205 S. 5th Street. Their two-year-old child was sleeping inside the home and in close proximity to 8.5 ounces of marijuana found by police.

Officers dispatched on a report of a loud party were first alerted after smelling a strong odor of cannabis outside the home, the Times Republican reports. They then saw McDowell allegedly trying to destroy evidence.

Police entered the house and seized the marijuana with a street value of $1,600 along with paraphernalia and $2,000 in cash.

Peterson and McDowell both face several charges including possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and child endangerment.

The couple was taken to the Marshall County Jail. The child was removed by the Department of Human Services.


  • Inkapadinka

    If you are in possession of a large amount of a controlled substance perhaps it would be wise to be discrete rather than have a loud party that attracts attention to yourself. Not bs, just a lack of common sense and good judgement.

    • gimmieabreak

      you mean like Pres Clinton, Obama, Bush, CEO Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Olympic champion Michael Phelps, music marvels the Beatles, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart just to name a few…

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    my single mom raised us on marijuana…she is the big boss of a hospital, my sister is a CPA, and i’m about to pass the CPA exam…all of us have grown for decades

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever


  • Sniper#2bravo

    These people are trash. Anyone who raises kids on dope or does this around kids is trash. Purge these people.

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