Toddler found with heroin at New Jersey daycare center

NEW YORK Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:58pm EDT

Related Topics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after his toddler was found with dozens of heroin packets at daycare, police said on Tuesday.

A worker at the child-care center in Paterson, New Jersey, about 20 miles west of New York City, discovered 48 glassine envelopes of heroin stuffed in the 2-year-old's jacket on Monday, according to Paterson Police Lieutenant Bert Ribeiro.

The employee called police, who determined the father had accompanied the child to the center that day.

There was no indication the child was aware the drugs were in his jacket, police said.

The child's father, identified by police as Phillip Young, 27, was arrested and being held on $85,000 bail, authorities said.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Gunna Dickson)

FILED UNDER:
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (10)
gregbrew56 wrote:
Makes “I wanna ride the horsie” have an entirely new meaning!

Mar 11, 2014 7:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
a6nenad wrote:
Terrible thing to do…poor kid will wind up in foster care if it doesnt have a mother and the schmuck of a father will go to jail where he should get what may be comming to him for subjecting a kid to such a terrible experience.

Mar 11, 2014 12:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
crankyerma wrote:
When it comes to nap time, this kid ain’t messing around.

Mar 12, 2014 1:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.