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Meth pipe found in 8-year-old’s backpack belonged to grandma, police say

An 8-year-old girl in Utah who brought a meth pipe to her elementary school did so unknowingly after the girl’s grandmother accidentally dropped it in her backpack, police said.

Linda Wiese, 59, of Washington Terrace, Utah, was charged with three third-degree felony counts of endangerment of a child or vulnerable adult and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a report from the Ogden Standard-Examiner.

Wiese admitted to using drugs near the children and said she “may have accidentally dropped the meth pipe in the child’s book bag,” according to the report.

On Oct. 21, a meth pipe inside a Ziplock bag with a book reader was discovered in the 8-year-old’s backpack by her third-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, police said.

Child and Family Services took the the 8-year-old girl, and her 2-year-old and 20-month-old brothers into protective custody.

The girl’s parents, Bryce Floyd Tyler, 46, and Joanne Wiese Tyler, 39, were booked into Weber County Jail on three third-degree felony counts of child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. 

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