Police in Sparta NJ arrested a couple accused of using heroin in the presence of a young child.
According to authorities, the female suspect and her boyfriend were in possession of the illegal drugs while the woman’s 2-year-old child was nearby. Police indicated that the female suspect resides in Butler NJ, while the male suspect lives in Sparta NJ.
Sparta police officers were called to the scene after they received a call for assistance from a worker with the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). The DCPP worker reportedly witnessed the suspects using heroin while she was conducting a mandatory visit and investigation.
Shortly after the police officers arrived at the residence, they allegedly found heroin and confirmed the DCPP worker’s report. The officers placed the suspects under arrest and charged both of them with endangering the welfare of a child. The suspects also face several drug charges, including possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of hypodermic syringes.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were transported to the Sussex County Correctional Facility. They are each being held at the jail on $75,000 bail amounts.
Meanwhile, the DCPP worker who was at the scene took the 2-year-old child into protective custody.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: Pair Used Heroin in Presence of 2-Year-Old Boy.”