One woman in Pennsylvania faces
drug chargesafter authorities said they discovered that she was keeping drugs, as well
as drug paraphernalia, inside toys belonging to her child. Her arrest
on drug charges took place in mid-April. Police said they arrested her
after they received a tip from the woman's neighbors in which they
claimed that she was allegedly causing a ruckus and undressing while outside.
Police said when they got to the home, they saw garbage all over her floor.
In addition, her sink, stove, counters and table were covered in spoiled
food. They reported that just a handful of frozen items were found in
Authorities said when they looked at her 3-year-old son's toys, they
discovered drug paraphernalia and syringes. They also allegedly found
grinders and marijuana bongs. Police said the woman's speech at the
time was slurred, and her arms had lesions, scratches and track marks.
She also reportedly attempted to hide a small bag of pot, along with a
needle. She faces charges of child endangerment, along with drug charges,
and was put behind bars on a bail of $15,000.
The drug charges the woman faces must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt
by prosecutors. Otherwise, she cannot be convicted. The woman may also
be given the chance to strike a plea deal with the prosecution, which
may lead to a lighter and, thus, more personally favorable sentence. It
is within the rights of any person facing drug charges in Pennsylvania
to fight for his or her innocence.
Source: northlandsnewscenter.com, "Drug Paraphernalia Found In Toys in Pennsylvania", April 16, 2015