DECATUR — A preliminary charge of child endangerment has been filed against a woman who police say had a child under 10 in her vehicle when drug paraphernalia was found during a search. 

Police stopped the Chevy Silverado driven by the 25-year-old woman at 6:25 p.m. on Thursday in the 900 block of North Water Street for possible driving under the under the influence while a child is in the vehicle, authorities said in a sworn affidavit.

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They saw drug paraphernalia and during a search found a used syringe, silver spoon with residue and a narcotic pill she had not been prescribed, the sworn affidavit said. The woman told officers she has previously used the spoon to smoke crack cocaine, the court document said. 

She told officers she took a 0.5 milligram Clonazepam pill prior to driving from Bloomington to Decatur while the child was in the vehicle, the sworn affidavit said, and she showed signs of impairment during a field sobriety test.

The woman faces preliminary charges of endangering the life and health of child, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $3,000, which was paid.

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