Sioux Falls mother charged with child abuse, drug charges
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A Sioux Falls mother is facing child abuse and drug charges after it was reported she left two children alone and was found with meth on Wednesday.
Sioux Falls Police received a report that 21-year-old Jennifer Jade Labatte left a one-year-old and two-month-old unattended. Arriving officers originally didn’t find the children or mother at the reported residence. Officers eventually located Labatte, the children, and 21-year-old Jaslyn Rose Coffman in a vehicle near the 900 block of S. Glendale Avenue.
Police found meth and a syringe with meth residue in the vehicle.
Labette is facing abuse or cruelty to a minor, possession of a control substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
Coffman is facing possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
Police say the children are in a safe place.
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