FOREST CITY | A woman has received five years of probation for being at a Forest City gathering where methamphetamine was used.
Audrey Lynn O'Dell, 21, Mason City, formerly of Forest City, was given a deferred judgment on Dec. 14 after pleading guilty to a felony charge of gathering where drugs were used and misdemeanor meth possession.
Misdemeanor charges of child endangerment and heroin possession were dismissed through a plea bargain.
The Forest City Police Department arrested O'Dell and her mother, Valerie Lynn O’Dell, 43, on Dec. 17, 2017.
Officers found a crystal-like substance in a bag in the open in Valerie O'Dell's unlocked bedroom, as well as hypodermic needles, pipes and other paraphernalia, according to criminal complaints filed in Winnebago County District Court.
O'Dell's juvenile son's room was next to hers, and her toddler grandson -- Audrey O'Dell's nephew -- also lived in the house at the time, police say.
A crystal-like substance and needles were found in Audrey O'Dell's room, according to court documents.
FOREST CITY | A woman and her daughter were arrested Sunday at their Forest City home on drug and child endangerment charges.
Two Mason City men with active warrants for drug use and sales also were found in the house.
One of the men, Charles Gene Barnish, 43, is scheduled to be tried Jan. 16 on charges of gathering where drugs were used and possession of a controlled substance (third offense), both as an habitual felony offender.
The other man, Joseph Angel Luna III, 29, had district court charges of sponsoring, promoting on aiding in a drug gathering and marijuana possession (second offense) dismissed in July because he pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.
Luna has since been sentenced on federal drug dealing charges and is serving a 10-year prison sentence.
In August Valerie O'Dell received a suspended five-year prison sentence and was ordered to serve 36 days in jail after pleading guilty to being at a drug gathering and child endangerment.