Pingree Man Sentenced on Child Endangerment, Drug Charges


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( – A 25-year-old Pingree man was sentenced to six months in jail this week on charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In December, 2011, according to court documents, Shawn Brian Johnson of Pingree allowed his 19-month old child to sleep in a room containing drug paraphernalia and in a home in which controlled substances, namely methamphetamine, was being manufactured.

Johnson pleaded guilty to a Class C felony count of Endangerment of a Child, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He will pay $950 in fees, serve six months at the Stutsman County Correctional Center, and be on supervised probation for two years following his release.

A co-defendant in the case, Brittany Koushkouski of Pingree, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia earlier this month. Charges of child endangerment against her were dismissed. She must pay $450 in fees.

Southeast District Court Judge John Greenwood presided over the cases.

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