A pair of Casper women were arrested this week after a burglary investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine inside a home where five children were present.

Danika Harris, 28, and Jenny Miller, 20, were each booked into jail on recommended charges of burglary, unlawful use of a credit card, conspiracy, methamphetamine possession, marijuana possession, and child endangerment with methamphetamine.

According to an affidavit, police believe Harris and Miller stole credit cards from vehicles on June 23 and June 30. Those cards were then used at local businesses.

An officer viewed security footage from several businesses and identified Harris and Miller as two of the people suspected of using the cards; the officer also saw the pair drive away in a red Subaru registered to Miller.

On Monday, a detective went to an apartment in the 500 Block of Andrea Lane. A 10-year-old girl who had been sitting on the porch saw the detective approaching and ran inside the house, closing the door behind her.

When Harris finally opened the door, the detective allegedly smelled marijuana. Harris tried to run toward the back bedroom and had to be restrained in order to prevent evidence from possibly being hidden or destroyed.

Five juveniles were inside the home. A search of the apartment allegedly turned up one of the missing credit cards, marijuana shake, marijuana paraphernalia, a glass jar containing suspected hash oil, receipts corresponding to the fraudulent transactions, baggies with meth residue, a digital scale and .06 grams of methamphetamine.

The methamphetamine was found inside a plastic case which police say would have been easily accessible to children.

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