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Two face child endangerment, drug charges after police find kids in home with meth, cat feces

HILLSBORO -- Two people in Traill County face prison time after police found methamphetamine and cat feces in a Mayville home where children were present.

HILLSBORO -- Two people in Traill County face prison time after police found methamphetamine and cat feces in a Mayville home where children were present.

Adam Snyder made his first appearance Wednesday in Traill County District Court on nine counts, five drug charges -- including two felonies -- and four counts of felony-level child neglect/abuse.

Ashley Jerome also made her first appearance Wednesday on two counts of endangerment of a child and two counts of child neglect or abuse, all felonies.

The charges stem from a Jan. 27 incident when the Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force purchased 3.5 grams of meth through a confidential informant from Snyder at a Tesoro gas station parking lot in Mayville, according to court documents. On Friday, police found 9.4 grams of meth, a glass water bong used to smoke meth, a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana and marijuana at Snyder's and Jerome's Mayville residence through a search warrant.

Police also found a large amount of cat feces on the floor throughout the residence and an overwhelming smell of cat urine in the "highly cluttered" residence that was "not a suitable environment" for children.

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Two children who were at the residence during the search were taken into protective custody, according to court documents.

Jerome and Snyder, whose ages were not listed in court documents, next appear in court at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24.

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