POLLOCK PINES (CBS13) – A pregnant El Dorado County mother is facing charges after smoking marijuana in front of her two young children, according to officials.

Christine Ruhland (credit: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dept.)

Deputies arrested 29-year-old Christine Ruhland on Monday evening after deputies learned she is six months pregnant and was smoking pot in front of her two daughters ages 7 and 5.

Ruhland’s friend, 23-year-old Nathan Nattrass, was also arrested.

Nathan Nattrass (credit: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dept.)

The girls were put in protective custody.

In November, 2012 she pleaded no contest to one count of child endangerment for endangering the health of a child.

In February, 2018 a judge granted her request to have the case dismissed.

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