Hennessey woman charged with child neglect, contributing to delinquency of minors

Enid Police Department

ENID, Okla. — A 20-year-old Hennessey woman has been charged with child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of minors and possession of marijuana stemming from a December 2017 incident.

A warrant was issued by Garfield County District Court Friday for the arrest of Tori Lenae Roller when charges were filed against her.

Roller faces from life in prison to a year in county jail on the felony child and/or a fine of $500 to $5,000 on the neglect charge. She also faces up to a year in prison and/or a fine of $200 on the felony contributing to the delinquency of minors.

Roller also was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Enid Police Department Officer Robert McFadden was patrolling at 9:02 p.m. Dec. 20, 2017, in the area of the 300 E. Maple when he saw a vehicle parked in the grass near the railroad tracks facing east.

McFadden pulled beside the vehicle and turned his spotlight on it, according to the affidavit. The vehicle began to pull away and McFadden turned on his overhead lights. The vehicle stopped and the driver turned off the engine when told to do so.

Approaching the vehicle, McFadden noted he could smell burnt marijuana coming from the driver's side, according to the affidavit. There were a total of five people inside, Roller and four juveniles.

The front passenger of the vehicle was a 15-year-old boy, identified in court documents by initials, according to the affidavit. When McFadden went to the passenger-side door, there was a plastic bag on the ground just below the window containing a green, leafy substance.

McFadden detained the boy and placed him in the back of his patrol car, according to the affidavit. The teen admitted to McFadden they parked there and were smoking marijuana. He also told McFadden the driver told him to throw the marijuana out of the window.

McFadden got the baggie and noticed it was dry, despite moisture covering the grass and everything else outside, according to the affidavit. Roller was identified as the driver the of the vehicle and another 15-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 13-year-old were in the back seat of the vehicle.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a plastic straw with what appeared to be a burnt marijuana cigarette in it, according to the affidavit. There was a grinder in the front passenger seat.

Roller began having a panic attack, and Life EMS was called to the scene to treat her, according to the affidavit. Three of the juveniles were released to the custody of their parents. The 15-year-old in the front passenger seat was booked into Community Intervention Center. Roller also was released into the custody of her parents.

The green, leafy substance tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol, the active chemical in marijuana, according to the affidavit.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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