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ND woman sentenced for exposing twin toddlers to meth

MINOT, N.D.--A 30-year-old Minot woman was sentenced to time served and probation for regularly exposing her twin 2-year-old daughters to methamphetamine last summer.

MINOT, N.D.-A 30-year-old Minot woman was sentenced to time served and probation for regularly exposing her twin 2-year-old daughters to methamphetamine last summer.

Shannon Jo Hingst pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child endangerment last Thursday and was sentenced on Friday. She also pleaded guilty to several other drug-related offenses and was granted alternative Adult Drug Court sentencing.

According to court records, she was sentenced to a total of one year and one day for each of the child endangerment charges, with all suspended except for the 22 days she had already served. Judge Doug Mattson ordered that she have no contact with her children for the next two years other than visits supervised by Ward County Social Services.

According to court documents, Hingst's twin girls and a third child in her home were taken into foster care in July after Ward County Social Services received a report of regular drug use in the home. A hair follicle test was done on both 2-year-olds and both tested positive for meth.

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