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Fargo mother sentenced for deprivation of minor

FARGO- A Fargo mother, whose toddler was allegedly found in a mobile home with a man and woman passed out in pools of vomit, was sentenced Monday in Cass County District Court.

FARGO– A Fargo mother, whose toddler was allegedly found in a mobile home with a man and woman passed out in pools of vomit, was sentenced Monday in Cass County District Court.

Jessica Ann Robinson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of contributing to the deprivation of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. A felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of drug paraphernalia possession and possession of a controlled substance were dismissed.

District Judge Steven McCullough ordered Robinson to spend a year on unsupervised probation. The imposition of her sentence was deferred, meaning that if she stays out of trouble while on probation, the convictions will be wiped from her record.

On July 28, one of four children in Robinson's home called police after finding the man and woman unconscious, court papers stated. Emergency workers took the pair to the hospital, and police later found methamphetamine paraphernalia, marijuana and prescription painkillers in the home, court papers said.

One of the kids in the home, a toddler, was the child of Robinson and Nathaniel Haws, court papers said. The three other kids belonged to the unconscious man, Roland Velline, who was staying at the home with the woman, court papers stated.

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Velline was sentenced to a year of supervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the deprivation of a minor. Haws was ordered to spend 48 days in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor counts of contributing to the deprivation of a minor, drug paraphernalia possession and possession of a controlled substance.

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