A woman caught by police smoking marijuana in her car with her 6-week-old in the backseat said she was on her way to a drug deal in Davenport, police said.

Cassandra L. Davis, 19, of 6536 Woodland Court, Davenport, was arrested Wednesday night on possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment charges.

Because the infant was exposed to a controlled substance, Davis’ child endangerment charge is a Class D felony that is punishable in Iowa by up to five years in prison. Davis was smoking marijuana with the windows rolled up, according to an arrest affidavit.

Police spotted her smoking a pipe as she drove past an unmarked squad car while heading northbound in the 5200 block of Brady Street at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, the affidavit states.

When she was pulled over, officers found two baggies of marijuana weighing about 1.4 grams, the affidavit states.

Police said Joshua M. Gosselin, 18, of 616 E. 6th St., Davenport, was sitting in the backseat and had marijuana weighing 13 grams along with alprazolam and hydrocodone, the affidavit states.

His cellphone messages showed several drug transactions, according to his arrest affidavit.

Gosselin was in jail Thursday charged with felony possession with intent to deliver.

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OncewasQCnowLA

Just so sad!!!

CGE
CGE

Oh yeah completely untrue. All those in the system are innocent.

aedavis

what sad more then anything is this article is totally false. you guys (qc times) should feel horrible your changing around a story. i understand that you guys need to get people hooked to your horrible newspaper is just really shows what kind of people you have writing stories for you. 1. a police report is considered hear say in court for 1 reason HALF THE TIME THE COPS PUT FALSE INFORMATION IN THEIR REPORTS. 2. why would you even think of putting something like this in the news you know its not true you should be ashamed of yourself. you guys should at least wait until after her first court hearing before providing the public with any sort of horrible fake information like this. Also the amount you guys are claiming she was caught with and the amount she actually got charged with is false. she also was not on her way to a drug deal. you guys are disgusting people who simply have no lifes, one word KARMA, way to go Qc Times for posting a UNTRUE story in your newspaper i hope you guys receive tons of new subsribers for this horrible false story.

JMHO

What's even sadder is your lack or spelling, proper punctuation, and overall limited intelligence based on your ridiculous post here. Your point #1 is completely inaccurate, if not a bold faced lie. On #2, we're supposed to believe that someone with your demonstrated lack of education knows the "correct" information on this story? Please.....

Klaatu
Klaatu

What do you know about it? Are you a police officer or a court employee? You are just spouting off. The cops are always the bad guys. You have no problem with that sad excuse for a mother exposing her child to drugs. Grow up.

Less Bias
Less Bias

One's education and grammar are irrelevant. This individual may well have access to information beyond that of the general public, and therefore be better qualified to provide details of the event. However, based on the name 'aedavis', I assume the poster is some relation to the defendant, which likely clouds their objectivity in this case. While it's important to stand up for your family, it's also important to get them to take responsibility for their actions.

Jacque

How dumb can 1 get. They don't to have a child if this is the life they choice!!!

SeveredCliche
SeveredCliche

what a piece of s****.... that's all I have to say.

2muchfun

maybe the drug house was a daycare lol.we have seen it in the q.c

150IQ

sounds like a great reason to NOT teach kids about birth control, not to provide birth control, and force woman to give birth to babies they have no ability or intention of taking care of them. Cause god apparantly wants all these kids to have lives like this.

Contemptio

I bet she knows all about birth control. She's just too stupid to use it. lol

"Cause god apparantly wants all these kids to have lives like this". sounds like something one with a low IQ would say. lol

2muchfun

sounds like your high.

TruthOnlyBeTold
TruthOnlyBeTold

So, where is the baby at now?

Roy Munson

He was spotted at a nearby gas station getting munchies.

TruthOnlyBeTold
TruthOnlyBeTold

Less Bias said... "The overwhelming majority of those "hurt" by marijuana are only so *because* it's illegal."


Sounds like a highly "biased" statement to me.

Less Bias
Less Bias

Take a look at our incarceration rates. Now look at how many of those people are in prison for drug-related offenses. Then compare the number of crimes which are motivated by the sale and distribution of marijuana verses it's consumption.

Shep Proudfoot

Baby gets baked! Everyone knows that a contact high helps get baby to sleep quicker and safer than NyQuil in the baby bottle!! Dude, where's my one-hitter...thats my skull, I'm so wasted!

senor citizen

The illegal drug users who financially support the drug cartels are as much to blame as the dealers for the carnage in Mexico and Central America. Here in Central America I see many old American and Canadian codgers my age start on pot and then pot and booze, then crack. Love watching their teeth rot and seeing them make fools of themselves, but usually they don't last long. Maybe legalizing all drugs of this nature would stop the carnage and more old people would prove with age that wisdom doesn't always come. This would help alleviate the crisis on the Social Sercurity drain at least a little in both the U.S. and our neighbors to the north.

Less Bias
Less Bias

The overwhelming majority of those "hurt" by marijuana are only so *because* it's illegal. Having a child along wouldn't stop someone from purchasing alcohol or tobacco. It should be legal, taxed, and regulated similar to those substances.

Contemptio

Can I have some brownies with that. LOL

Right dude, I guess if she was chugging a beer and smoking a cigar then it wouldn't be a problem.


Bet you $100 bucks she's on "Free Cheese". lol

Klaatu
Klaatu

No. I remember my friends from HS who were stoners. Most of them ended up in misery. One of them died of a drug overdose before he was thirty. Another lived a life of dependency on alcohol and drugs until he died two years ago. That woman's kid has about a zero percent chance at a normal life just being raised in that culture.

Less Bias
Less Bias

So it's your position that "most" people who have used marijuana end up in misery? Fortunately, there's real data out there that directly contradicts your anecdotal claim - unless you believe that nearly half of all high-school graduates are destined for a life of "misery". Currently, 42% of 12th graders have used marijuana (Source: NIDA http://www.drugabuse.gov). Obviously, the portion of the general population is even higher. While there are certainly folks out there who abuse and/or become dependent on marijuana, there are many, many more who use it within reasonable limits with little to no adverse effects. But lets compare apples to apples - all currently legal drugs (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs) have claimed some portion of their users as addicts. This is why we regulate them. But history clearly demonstrates the cost of outlawing them completely (Prohibition). Marijuana is no different. Decades of a "War on Drugs" has proven that this is not a win-able war. It's time to cut our losses.

CGE
CGE

Not only is she blatently stupid for smoking the pipe in her car next to a cop, she takes her child around with her. 5 years isn't enough for stupidity.
Submit her for "Mother of the Year"
Who was that saying marijuana doesn't hurt anyone?

1of3

Horrible, who in their right mind takes their infant baby to a drug deal ?

2muchfun

you trade pills with your wine buddies whats the diffrence.

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