Marshfield Couple Charged after Police Find Syringes, Meth Pipe near Newborn

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A Marshfield couple is facing four criminal charges, including neglecting a child after they're accused of leaving needles used to inject methamphetamine near a two-month-old baby.

According to court documents, an investigation began Nov. 3 after a neighbor called police to report a strong odor of marijuana coming from the apartment.

Officers say inside the apartment they found loose marijuana, syringes, and a light bulb used to smoke methamphetamine.

Investigators says the child was lying the couch wearing a shirt but no diaper. When officers arrived the light bulb and syringe were approximately 2' away from the baby.

The tenants, Kristin Leffel, 32, and Stephen Thompson, 48, identified themselves as the child's parents. They are both charged with possession of THC, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia to store meth, and neglecting a child.

Leffel is behind bars on a $10,000 cash bond. She's scheduled to a enter on plea to the charges Dec. 9.

Thompson is free on a $3,500 signature bond. Thompson has already pleaded not guilty to the charges. His case his scheduled to head to trial Jan. 22.

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