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Child welfare check leads to arrest

(KLZA)-- A welfare check was conducted by the Richardson County Sheriffs Department with assistance from the Falls City Police Department on Monday afternoon resulting in the arrest of a Falls City woman.

The welfare check was on a minor child residing at 1117 Lane Street.

During the investigation, a suspected methamphetamine pipe was observed in plain view,  and within the reach of a child. 

The child was removed from the home and 40-year-old Dawn Wygant was detained at the scene.  Richardson County Deputies obtained a search warrant for the premises which was executed. During the search, suspected methamphetamine,  digital scales, drug paraphernalia and several thousand dollars in cash were located.

Dawn Wygant was arrested on a felony count of possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor child abuse along with possession of drug paraphernalia.  

The case remains under investigation. 

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