Grandmother, mother accused of exposing daughter to meth

Grandmother, mother accused of exposing daughter to meth
Michelle Orndorff (left) and Patrice Tannehill (right)

AUBURN, Wash -- A grandmother and mother accused of exposing a 1-year-old girl to methamphetamine entered not guilty pleas Monday before a Regional Justice Center judge in Kent.

Court documents claim Michelle Orndorff and Patrice Tannehill smoked methamphetamine every day, and when the child stopped breathing several times on the night of Sept. 25, they waited too long to seek medical help for the toddler, according to Seattlepi.com.

Tannehill purportedly told police she didn't want to go to the hospital because she has outstanding warrants. But the two eventually brought the girl to the hospital the next day-- which led to their arrests. They're now charged with first-degree criminal mistreatment, and the court ordered the women to stay away from the victim.

Their next court date is Oct. 24.