Casper Woman Pleads Guilty To Child Endangerment With Methamphetamine
A woman charged with three felony counts of child endangerment with methamphetamine pleaded guilty in Natrona County District Court on Wednesday.
Amber Carpin, who was 27 at the time of her arrest, entered the pleas during her arraignment before Judge Daniel Forgey, who ordered a presentence investigation and will set a sentencing date later.
Carpin's attorney, Joseph Cole, asked for a change in her bond.
She has been recommended for outpatient treatment, but Cole said she can't do that because she has remained in custody on a $5,000 bond.
Cole recommended, and Assistant Attorney Trevor Schenk agreed, that Carpin's bond should be converted to a signature bond because she has a minimal criminal history.
Forgey agreed to releasing her on the signature bond and also noted her minimal criminal history, but added the charges are serious.
If Carpin's case had gone to trial, and she was convicted on all counts, she could have faced up to 15 years of imprisonment.
Caprin was arrested on Nov. 2 after Casper Police responded to a call from the Wyoming Department of Family Services to where she and and the father of the youngest of her three children, Shane Connely, were living in the 1400 block of East Second Street, according to court documents.
DFS wanted police assistance to check on a new born child who was found to have methamphetamine her body at birth, and Carpin had missed her first appointment with her doctor.
While in Carpin's and Connely's bedroom, an officer saw a glass pipe with suspected marijuana residue, and a pen shaft with suspected methamphetamine residue, and other objects with drugs or drug residue.
Officers found controlled substance paraphernalia or residue amounts in four separate areas of the house.
Carpin was charged with three counts of child endangerment with methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.
The Department of Family Services took custody of the children.