UPDATE: Mother Allegedly Smoked Weed With Teens
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted Wednesday, March 26 at 4:32 a.m.:
Eagle 99.3 would like to correct an inaccuracy in the story. The suspect’s daughter, 15, was not smoking marijuana with the other teenagers and her mother in the home, police say. We apologize for the error.
Original story posted Tuesday, March 25 at 1:16 p.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg woman is accused of rolling up and smoking joints with several teenagers hosted at her home.
Karin Sue Hildebrand, 43, was arrested Thursday and charged Monday with single counts of Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance within 1,000 Feet of a School (Class C felony), Possession of Marijuana (Class A misdemeanor), Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Class D felony), Possession of Paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor), Possession of a Legend Drug (Class D felony), as well as two counts of Neglect of a Dependent (Class D felony) and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (Class A misdemeanor).
According to a court affidavit, investigators learned on March 4 from a parent of one teen that Hildebrand allegedly hosted a number of teens between ages 13 and 15 at her home on St. Clair Street, near Lawrenceburg High School. Police interviewed that teen, who originally refused to cooperate.
The teen eventually told officers that the prior weekend he had been at Hildebrand’s home smoking marijuana with several other kids smoking marijuana in the kitchen.
A second teen whom police talked to said that Hildebrand supplied marijuana and rolled a joint which was passed around a table. Police were told by the boy that “he observed the marijuana inside of a cookie jar near the dining room table at the residence.”
Hildebrand’s young son, then age 8, and daughter, age 15, were allegedly present in the home, leading to the Neglect of a Dependent charges.
Investigators seized trash from Hildebrand’s home on March 11. In the trash, they allegedly found multiple items of drug paraphernalia including marijuana seeds and stems, burnt ends of rolling papers, loose tobacco, and empty cigar rolling papers. A child’s school work was also located in the trash.
In the affidavit, police said that this is not their first involvement with Hildebrand. She had been arrested for marijuana possession in 1994. She was investigated for allegedly purchasing other drugs in 2009.
Hildebrand remains held in jail at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center as of Tuesday morning on a $7,500 cash and $50,000 surety bond ordered in Dearborn Superior Court II.