MERCEDES PAUL, 23, pleaded not guilty Nov. 15 to drug endangered child, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of possession of meth and meth use. She appeared to be high when police went to her home on 4J Road about 1 a.m. Oct. 16 after she and a man argued about her drug use and the meth in the house. Police found about 0.25 grams of meth that had fallen on the bathroom floor. Both of the residents said they’d tried to dispose of it in the toilet but the container broke. A child also lived in the house, according to court documents.