Minot woman pleads guilty to exposing child to drugs, abandoning child

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot woman will serve two years in prison after admitting to exposing a young boy to meth and abandoning the child with a man she hardly knew.

Investigators say that last August 30-year-old Sheena Lavallie left the boy with a man she had known for only a couple days, and drug test revealed methamphetamine in the child’s system.

She also falsely claimed at one point that the boy had been kidnapped.

Lavallie told the judge she wants to complete her drug treatment.

She will also serve three years of supervised probation upon release and receive credit for time served.

Lavallie’s attorneys also clarified with the court that their client was a different person from another Minot-area woman also named Sheena Marie Lavallie and also born in 1987. The other woman has outstanding warrants for theft and drug charges.