Two people were arrested in Mount Olive, NJ after police allegedly found them high on methamphetamines in the presence of a small child.
Mount Olive police received a report of someone holding a knife while trying to enter a room at the Marriott Residence Inn. When officers showed up at the hotel, they saw the caller, a 27-year-old Hackettstown man, in another room. Joining the man in the room was a 27-year-old female, also from Hackettstown.
The officers observed the pair and quickly made a determination that they were under the under the influence of methamphetamines. According to police, the suspects were hallucinating at the time. The officers then received permission to search the room, which led them to allegedly discover methamphetamines, hash oils, and drug paraphernalia.
Officers also saw a small child sleeping in the room, which prompted them to call the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. The child protection agency later took the child into custody.
The suspects were arrested and charged with a number of criminal offenses, including possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), and endangering the welfare of a child.
After being arrested, one of the suspects was taken to a local hospital for treatment. However, both suspects were later transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Couple Was High on Meth, so DCPP took Small Child, Mount Olive Cops Say.”
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