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Police say two people smoked methamphetamine while three children, ages 1, 3 and 4, slept nearby in their Webster home on March 16.

According to a criminal complaint filed last month in Rice County District Court:

Police were dispatched to 4015 Delano Ave. in Webster on March 16, 2014, because Andrew Allen Heidemann, 29, was reportedly out of control and breaking a vehicle window. The reporting party was concerned that Heidemann and Ashley Kay Juelfs, 25, had smoked meth the day before with three children in the home, according to the complaint.

An officer arrived to find that the reporting party had blocked Juelfs’ car in the driveway with the three children in it to prevent her from leaving with them. The officer also noted that Heidemann’s vehicle was in the driveway with a broken windshield. The reporting party, who was concerned that Heidemann had stolen some of her prescription medication, said she had arrived about 50 minutes prior to find Heidemann asleep and Juelfs with the children. Heidemann told her that Juelfs had smoked meth the night before in the home, which Juelfs admitted, according to the complaint.

Heidemann told police the reporting party was there because someone had stolen her prescription medication. He found it in the couch cushions and gave it back to her. He admitted smoking meth two nights earlier, and said he saw Juelfs smoke meth the next night in the house. He also admitted that the children were there when they smoked the meth. He said Juelfs, who lives at the residence with him, smoked the meth downstairs and the children were upstairs and that she bought the meth, according to the complaint.

Heidemann showed police an uncovered wooden box where the tinfoil and a plastic tube they had used to smoke the meth was located on top of a piano in the living room. The plastic tube field-tested positive for meth. He also showed the officer a plastic baggie containing meth residue in the kitchen garbage can, which had a removable lid and a garbage can in the laundry room with several tinfoil remnants with burn marks on them that they had used to smoke meth, according to the complaint.

Juelfs told police the she bought an $80 bag of meth in Faribault on Friday night and smoked some Friday night with Heidemann while the kids were upstairs sleeping and the rest last night with friends. She said she used the plastic tube and tin foil to smoke the meth and stored it in the wooden box on the counter or piano. An officer noted that Juelfs was anxious and her eyes and facial expressions were “twitchy,” according to the complaint.

Police noted that the 4-year-old could likely have climbed on the piano bench and accessed the meth and that both the 3- and 4-year-old would have been able to access the baggies containing meth residue in the kitchen trash can. The children were placed into emergency foster care, according to the complaint.

Heidemann is charged with storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, a felony, and child endangerment, a gross misdemeanor. If convicted of the most serious charge, he faces a maximum sentence of no more than five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Juelfs is also charged with storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, a felony, and child endangerment, a gross misdemeanor.

 

 

 

 

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