Drug use, child neglect in Minot home

The alleged use of methamphetamine and marijuana by adults in the presence of a child who shares the home with them led to two arrests by the Minot Police Department for child neglect and drug use.

Police were alerted to the matter by a “concerned family member” requesting a welfare check on the child at the home in the 1500 block of First Street Southeast. The caller claimed that the mother was sleeping on the couch while other adults were doing drugs in the child’s presence.

Upon arrival, police claim that they were allowed access to the home and that a pipe associated with methamphetamine usage and crushed meth itself along with some marijuana were all on the kitchen table.

Melissa Kaye Badrak, 42, Minot, and John Michael Schuh, 45, Norwich, were each arrested and charged with the Class C felonies of child abuse or neglect, possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, and the misdemeanor charges of ingestion of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

The child, a girl, was released to the custody of her family. Neither of the two arrested adults were related to her.