Two Drug-Related Child Endangerment Arrests in White Pine County

November 9, 2012

Nevada Drug Crime ChargesIn the final week of October, Ely reported two arrests for the Nevada crime of child endangerment. Both concerned men who allegedly possessed and sold marijuana in the presence of a child. One of them is being held on $30,000 bail.

The Nevada crime of child endangerment is knowingly placing the child in an environment that may harm the child's well being. Examples include transporting a child in a stolen car, or allowing a child to be in a drug den. Defenses to this crime include that the defendant had no reason to believe that harm may come to the child, or that the defendant was falsely accused.

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