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Forum Communications, Published May 04 2012

Two women agree to plea bargains in 'That's Mommy's' drug case

GRAND FORKS - Two women arrested on drug charges while traveling with two small children have reached plea agreements Thursday in their cases in Grand Forks County District Court.

Kaitlyn H. Campbell and Jessica P. Gordon both faced charges of child endangerment and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Gordon also faced a possession of marijuana charge.

The two were arrested Jan. 19 after a traffic stop. A sheriff’s deputy smelled marijuana and a search of the car revealed pipes and marijuana. Campbell’s 4-year-old daughter told the deputy, “That’s Mommy’s” as he revealed a pipe. She also told him, “Mommy smokes weed all the time,” according to a court affidavit.

Gordon, 20, of Park River, N.D., will serve 57 days in jail with the remainder of her one-year term suspended for two years. She will also be on two years of supervised probation following her release. Gordon must also pay $525 in fees and fines and undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and submit to its recommendations.

As part of the agreement, the state dropped the possession of marijuana charge.

Campbell, 21, of Grafton N.D., agreed to terms nearly identical to Gordon’s except she will serve 60 days of a one-year term instead of 57.