ADRIAN — An Adrian woman was arrested Saturday on a warrant issued last month on the suspicion that she had been using marijuana and misusing computer air duster to get high while caring for an infant child.
According to a criminal complaint, on Oct. 10, a Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force Agent and Nobles County Community Services Agency social worker made repeated attempts to contact Alena J. Thornton, 18, at an Adrian residence to conduct a court order to take the infant into child protective custody. The age of the infant isn't disclosed.
According to reports from individuals familiar with the situation, it was believed that Thornton took the child with her to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On Oct. 11, the agent performed a search of the home, where 11 empty cans of electronic duster were allegedly found in the kitchen garbage can.
She has been charged with child endangerment, a gross misdemeanor. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment, a $3,000 fine or both.
Her conditional bail was scheduled at $1,500, or $3,000 without conditions.