Marion County Prosecutor David Clayton has reported that a Hannibal woman was charged with possession of meth and child endangerment on Monday.
Clayton stated that Amber Gregory was charged with possession of meth and child endangerment for allegedly having meth and paraphernalia in close proximity to a 4-year-old child.
Court records show that a search warrant was executed at Gregory’s residence in Hannibal on Monday. Gregory was contacted by police outside the apartment and failed to comply with officers, who forced her to the ground.
While searching the apartment, a used glass pipe was located sitting on top of a diaper bag in a room approximately 5 feet away from Gregory’s 4-year old son. The pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine. Multiple corner baggies containing residue were also located in the house that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Court records show that due to the items discovered, their proximity and accessibility to a child and Gregory’s refusal to comply there is probable cause that Gregory committed these crimes.
Clayton stated that Gregory faces two class D felonies carrying a range of punishment up to 7 years on each count, 1 year in jail or a $10,000 fine on both. Her first court appearance will likely be October 12th.
Gregory is in the Marion County Jail on a 24 hour hold awaiting bond amount to be set.