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Mother Accused of Blowing Pot Smoke in Baby's Face in Court Submitted: 04/13/2012
Merrill - A woman accused of blowing marijuana smoke in her baby's face had her case move forward in Lincoln County court today.

Kristine Woellner of Merrill is charged with four counts, including one felony, stemming from what a witness saw February 23rd in his apartment.

"I smelled the odor, and me and my girlfriend walked toward the bathroom, and we witnessed the mother blowing smoke into the baby's face - marijuana smoke," said Joey Nebbergall, a witness.
Woellner was allegedly in Nebbergall's apartment through a mutual acquaintance.

"It made me mad because you shouldn't do that to a baby. If that was my kid, I wouldn't blow smoke in my baby's face," he said.

Due to the testimony of Nebbergall, a social worker, and the doctor who examined the baby in the emergency room, Judge Tim Vocke found there was enough evidence to proceed with the case.

Woellner pleaded not guilty to all charges and refused comment after her court appearance.

She's free on bond and will return to court on May 10.

The baby is in the care of family.


Written By: Ben Meyer

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