A Sheridan woman was sentenced to one month in jail and 18 months probation for possessing methamphetamine while babysitting her friend’s 4-year-old child.

Jill Michelle Auxier, 51, pleaded guilty to methamphetamine possession and endangering the welfare of a minor in July and was sentenced Tuesday in Yamhill County Circuit Court.

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a missing child report arrested Auxier on March 7 after discovering drugs and paraphernalia at her Sheridan home.

Auxier reported the child missing after the 4-year-old disappeared while she was taking a shower. She told deputies she was babysitting the child for a friend.

Deputies searched the home and found the child hiding under a chair in the living room. During their search, deputies smelled the “strong odor of burnt marijuana in the bathroom,” according to a Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office statement.

Deputies reported that Auxier admitted to smoking marijuana in the bathroom while the child watched TV. One deputy spotted Auxier grab an item from underneath the living room table and drop it in her mailbox outside. The deputy checked the mailbox and found a bulbous glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.

Another deputy discovered a bag of white crystalline powder in the bathroom. Auxier told the deputies the bag contained methamphetamine. She admitted to smoking it the night before picking up the 4-year-old child and a 7-year-old child to babysit.

According to the sheriff’s office, some of the drugs and paraphernalia were found in the living room within reach of the child.

Auxier was arrested and held at Yamhill County jail with her bail listed at $12,500.

As part of her sentencing, she was ordered to undergo substance abuse treatment and random drug tests.

 

 

 

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Babysitter, Jill Auxier, 50, Loses 4-year-old girl, Then Gets Charged For Possession of Methamphetamine in Yamhill County