Ponca City woman slapped with second charge of child neglect

August 20, 2020 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — An initial appearance is scheduled for Jessica Leigh Rosholt,, 36, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court.

Rosholt was arrested by Ponca City police on Aug. 13 during a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Triple T Store, Hartford and Union. Lt. Jason Flitz reports he stopped a vehicle, driven by Rosholt, for speeding.

Flitz reports smelling an odor or marijuana coming from the vehicle. Rosholt reportedly said that her boyfriend leaves his marijuana in the car. Flitz searched the vehicle and reports finding a meth pipe wrapped in a red cloth, a dry marijuana cigarette and three baggies containing meth.

Jesyca Leigh Rosholt

Rosholt was arrested and officers went to her home in reference to her young children being left alone. One of the children reportedly said there were drugs in the safe.

During a police interview, Rosholt reportedly admitted that everything in the vehicle belonged to her. She was asked about the safe and reportedly agreed to go with police to her residence and allow officers to search the safe. At the residence she unlocked the safe. Police report finding items purchased at “Holy Smokes” Dispensary in the safe.

Rosholt reportedly told police during the traffic stop that she does not have a medical marijuana card but that her boyfriend does.

Police asked her if the items in the safe were hers and she reportedly replied, “Like really really?It’s his. I don’t really smoke all that much weed to tell you the truth. Obviously he brings it and leaves it here but I use it whenever I want.”

She was booked in the county jail on charges of child neglect, possession of marijuana, meth, alprazolam, and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond in the case is set at $15,000.

Judge David Wilkie also revoked bond in a child neglect case that was filed against Rosholt on Jan. 15. (see story)

In that case Rosholt, against the advice of the court, chose to represent herself and was scheduled for preliminary hearing. That case now trails the new case. Rosholt is incarcerated in the county jail on $17,500 bond.

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