A Brigham City woman was arrested on two counts of child endangerment after allowing her children to be exposed to methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
On February 8, 2017, at about 8:20 AM, a Sergeant with the Utah County Sheriff's Office saw a woman in a car at the Dug Out convenience store at 866 South Main Street in Spanish Fork. As he left the parking lot he saw 27 year old Danielle Della Simpson, Brigham City, in her car. The car was in bad condition and had California registration that was expired nearly two years. The Sergeant drove by the convenience store about 15 minutes later and Simpson was still sitting in her car in the same position. He stopped to talk to her to see if she needed help. He found that there were two small girls, ages 4 and 5, asleep in the car. Simpson told the Sergeant that she was waiting for a friend. She further told the Sergeant she thought she was in either Draper or Cedar City. Simpson was also exhibiting behaviors that are consistent with drug use. After administering field sobriety tests to the driver the Sergeant arrested Simpson for DUI. During a search of the car the Sergeant found several grams of methamphetamine along with several items of drug paraphernalia, including used syringes. The drugs and paraphernalia were easily accessible to Simpson's daughters. The Sergeant contacted the Division of Child and Family Services who took custody of the girls until Simpson's parents were able to come from Brigham City to take them. Simpson also had two arrest warrants for retail theft. One of them was a 3rd degree felony charge out of 1st District Court in Box Elder County with bail of $5,000.00. The other was for class B misdemeanor retail theft out of Sevier County Justice Court with a bail amount of $680 cash only. Simpson was booked into jail on two 2nd degree felony charges of child endangerment, DUI, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Simpson's bail on those charges has been set at $1,000.00 cash only. Media may reproduce Simpson's booking photo.