Woman charged with child endangerment in drug arrest
WORTHINGTON ― A St. Paul woman was charged with child endangerment May 26 after law enforcement discovered marijuana stored near a child in the backseat of her vehicle.
Angeline Dolen-Einerwold, 30, was pulled over by a Worthington police officer for having window tint in violation of state law. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle and asked to conduct a search.
During the search, the officer discovered a THC vape pen in a purse as well as an unlabeled pill container with baggies of pills later identified as morphine sulfate and oxycodone hydrochloride, both of which are Schedule II controlled substances.
Dolen-Einerwold allegedly admitted the THC vape pen was hers but denied knowledge of the pills.
In the center console, the officer located five small bars labeled “LUX-Dx” and “not for human use.” The bars could not be identified at the scene but were collected.
In the back seat of the vehicle, the officer found marijuana crumbs next to Dolen-Einerwold’s 3-year-old son’s car seat.
Dolen-Einerwold was arrested, and her son was placed in protective custody. Upon her arrest, Dolen-Einerwold produced a bag of marijuana (2.5 grams) and a bag of cocaine (1.7 grams) from her bra. She allegedly admitted to having used cocaine earlier that day, and a urine analysis during jail booking revealed the presence of THC, cocaine and opiates in her body.
Dolen-Einerwold faces a number of charges: three counts of felony fifth-degree drug possession, child endangerment, DWI, misdemeanor drug possession and a window tint violation. If convicted, she faces a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.