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Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith

A Casper woman was sentenced to probation Friday for giving a marijuana gummy to her daughter in February.

Vanessa R. Smith pleaded guilty in July to delivery of marijuana to a minor and child endangerment with methamphetamine, both felonies.

She was sentenced to four to five years imprisonment on the two felonies, with those sentences suspended. She will serve four years of probation, and if she completes that stint successfully, she will avoid prison.

According to court documents, police had alleged that Smith returned from Colorado with marijuana edibles from a dispensary. After noticing Smith’s daughter seemed out of sorts, Smith’s sister asked about the child. Smith’s boyfriend then told the sister that Smith had given the girl a marijuana gummy the night before “to calm (the child) down.” The girl was 4 or 5 years old at the time.

The sister called the Wyoming Department of Family Services, and the girl gave a urine sample that tested positive for marijuana, according to the documents.

Officers later searched Smith’s residence and found marijuana and methamphetamine pipes, bags containing methamphetamine residue, marijuana edibles and unidentified pills. They also found marijuana edibles in Smith’s purse. In total, the edibles weighed about 46 grams, according to the documents.

Smith had initially pleaded not guilty to five charges in the case.

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