Mount Olive police arrested two people after allegedly finding them hallucinating and using methamphetamines around a small child.
Police received a report of a man attempting to enter a room at the Marriott Residence Inn. The man was allegedly brandishing a knife.
When officers arrived at the scene, they did not see anyone in the hotel hallway. However, they found the caller, a 27-year-old Hackettstown man, in a room. Also in the room was a 27-year-old female from Hackettstown.
The officers observed the pair and determined that they were under the influence of methamphetamines. The officers received permission to search the room and allegedly found methamphetamines, hash oils, and drug paraphernalia.
Officers observed a small child sleeping on a bed in the room, so they contacted the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. The agency took the child into custody.
The suspects were then arrested. One of them was initially taken to a local hospital for treatment, while the other suspect was transported to police headquarters.
The suspects were charged with various 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.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Couple Was High on Meth, so DCPP took Small Child, Mount Olive Cops Say.”