Cheyenne Parents Charged After Allegedly Exposing Baby to Meth
A Cheyenne mother and father are facing child endangering charges after allegedly exposing their 9-month-old baby to methamphetamine.
Twenty-year-old Lisa Bell and 19-year-old Tyreese Reed were arrested on Feb. 9, after agents conducting a search warrant on a mobile home where one or more of the tenants were believed to be using and/or selling meth, found the two and their baby in a bedroom.
Agents say the bedroom, as well as the baby's hair, smelled strongly of burnt marijuana.
According to an affidavit, agents found .5 grams of meth in Reed's dresser and 13.6 grams of meth in the kitchen.
Reed reportedly told agents that he "used meth several times a week" and that the meth "belonged to him."
Bell, who also reportedly admitted to using meth, said "another individual distributed meth in the residence on at least one occasion, and that the same individual possessed a pipe used to ingest meth the night prior to the warrant service."
The baby was subsequently placed in the custody of the Department of Family Services.
If convicted of child endangering, Bell and Reed could face up to five years in prison. Reed is also facing a misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine charge.
Both are being held in the Laramie County jail on $3,000 cash bonds. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Feb. 22 at 11 a.m.