Eau Claire parents sentenced after kids test positive for meth

UPDATE:
Eau Claire (WQOW) –
Sentences were handed down Friday for an Eau Claire couple accused of child neglect.

Nicholas and Valerie Schmude were charged after hair follicles from two of their three young children tested positive for meth.

The couple told police they used meth every day, smoking it in their bedroom while their kids were home. 

Friday, Nicholas Schmude got up to four months in jail for child neglect, possessing meth and other charges. He will be on probation for three years. 

Valerie Schmude got six months in jail for child neglect, possessing meth and forgery.

Both parents were sentenced by Judge Michael Schumacher. 

She will also be on probation for three years. 
 


Posted October 2017
Eau Claire (WQOW)
– Child neglect charges were filed against an Eau Claire couple accused of exposing their children to methamphetamine.

Nicholas and Valerie Schmude were in court Tuesday afternoon. Police said they admitted to being everyday meth users, and that they smoked meth in their bedroom, while their kids were home.

The children are four, eight, and nine years old. Police said the hair follicles of two of the kids tested positive for meth. The eight year old told police that sometimes it’s hard to wake her parents up, so she would try to take care of the kids while they slept. 

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