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Sweet Springs woman faces felony charges after child allegedly brings drugs to school

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Sweet Springs woman was charged in Saline County Circuit Court recently with two felonies after her child allegedly brought a crack pipe and several baggies of methamphetamine to school for show and tell.

Court documents state that Sweet Springs school officials reported the incident to police Tuesday, Sept. 6.

A search warrant was obtained and Sweet Springs police, along with Marshall police and canine officer, Boomer, conducted the search at Michelle Marie Cheatham's residence.

Officers reported recovering a crack pipe and butane lighter from the residence.

Cheatham, 32, was charged Monday, Sept. 12, with class C felony possession of a controlled substance and with class C felony endangering the welfare of a child.

Both charges include the same range of punishment. If convicted, Cheatum could face up to seven years in Missouri Department of Corrections or up to one year in the county jail and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

Bond was set at $7,500 cash only, and the bond was posted Tuesday, Sept. 13, according to unofficial online court records.

Cheatum is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Contact Eric Crump at ecrump@marshallnews.com