Police in Trenton NJ recently arrested a woman accused of purchasing illegal drugs on a city street while three children were sitting in the backseat of her car.
The drug deal reportedly went down around 9:00 a.m. The suspect allegedly bought cocaine after parking her car near the intersection of Riverside Avenue and South Hermitage Avenue in Trenton, New Jersey.
Trenton NJ police officers were on patrol in the West Ward of Trenton when they reportedly saw the suspect sitting in the parked vehicle as a man approached her. The man allegedly stopped in front of the driver’s side window of the car and handed the woman a small package in exchange for cash.
The Trenton cops quickly moved in and detained the two suspects. A subsequent search of the female suspect reportedly turned up two grams of crack cocaine, while a search of the male suspect allegedly led to the discover of two grams of marijuana and more than $200 in cash.
The female suspect, a 36-year-old woman from Riverside NJ in Burlington County, has been charged with multiple crimes, including possession of cocaine and endangering the welfare of a child.
The man accused of selling the drugs is a 19-year-old resident of Trenton NJ. He faces criminal charges for cocaine distribution and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect accused of buying the cocaine was remanded to the Mercer County Correctional Facility. She was being held at the jail in lieu of a $75K bail amount.
Meanwhile, the children in her motor vehicle at the time of the alleged drug transaction were temporarily placed in the custody of NJ child protective services, the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, while authorities tried to determine who their parents are. It turned out that the female suspect was not the mother of the kids; instead, she was a babysitter and was supposed to be watching them. Once NJ officials identified the children’s mother, she was notified and allowed to come to Trenton police headquarters to pick them up.
For further information, see the NJ.com article, “Babysitter Charged with Buying Crack with Kids in Car.”
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