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Charges: Local couple exposed kids to meth

11-, 8-year-old had drug in their systems

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An Eau Claire couple are accused of exposing their children to methamphetamine.

Angela K. Jackson, 42, 4445 Tower Drive, and Jonathan M. Rogness, 32, 2311 Beverly Hills Drive, are each charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of possession of meth, two misdemeanor counts of child neglect and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jackson and Rogness are both free on $1,500 signature bonds. As conditions of bond, they must comply with any conditions set by the Eau Claire County Department of Human Services.

Jackson and Rogness return to court April 12.

According to the criminal complaint:

Eau Claire police received a report from the Department of Human Services that meth, cocaine, prescription pills and marijuana were regularly being used in front of children at Jackson’s residence.

The 11- and 8-year-old children of Jackson and Rogness lived at the residence.

Police went to the residence Jan. 26 and found a meth pipe in a bedroom shared by Jackson and Rogness.

A backpack there belonging to Rogness contained marijuana residue and assorted meth paraphernalia.

Jackson told an officer there was a small plastic container of meth on her bed, which the officer seized.

Jackson said she had smoked meth in the bedroom within the past two hours.

Hair follicle tests were conducted for the two children. Both of the children tested positive for the presence of meth.

One of the children also tested positive for the presence of marijuana.

If convicted of the felony charge, Jackson and Rogness could each be sentenced to up to 18 months in prison.

Contact: 715-833-9207, dan.holtz@ecpc.com


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