Custodial Interference – Billings Woman Denies Hiding, Drugging Teen
A 36-year-old Billings woman is denying charges that she hid a 13-year-old runaway at her house, gave him drugs and lied when the boy's parents and police officers asked if he was there.
Nicole Lynn Hutchinson pleaded not guilty to felony charges of custodial interference, distribution of drugs and tampering. She also denied misdemeanor charges of obstruction and possessing drug paraphernalia during a hearing via video before District Judge Gregory Todd on Tuesday.
Todd maintained Hutchinson's bail at $100,000.
Hutchison was arrested Feb. 8. Prosecutors allege she hid the boy at her house between Oct. 17 and Nov. 8 until school officials received a tip about his location.
The boy told police he that he smoked marijuana and Hutchinson gave him pills that made him feel "loopy" and sleepy.