Probation Ordered On Meth, Child Abuse Charges

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Courtnie Clements

McCOOK, Neb. — A McCook woman was fined and ordered to serve probation on illegal drug and child abuse offenses Monday in Red Willow County District Court.

The offender, 25-year-old Courtnie Clements of 1405 West 16th Street, was sentenced to 30 months probation and ordered to pay $400 in fines after being convicted of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor child abuse.

Clements accepted a plea agreement in June dismissing a Class IV felony offense alleging possession of alprazolam, while admitting guilt to a Class I misdemeanor offense for committing child abuse negligently, without injury, a Class IV felony offense for possession of methamphetamine and infractions for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Clements was arrested in March, along with David Clements and Derek Rouse, following a report of someone snorting a white powdery substance near the military tank at Barnett Park in McCook. Courtnie Clements 2-year-old daughter was taken into the care of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at the time of the arrests.