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New Castle cops find drugs on 2-year-old

Published: Wed, April 18, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

new castle, pa.

Police said they found drugs in the jacket pocket of a 2-year-old boy during a search at a local apartment.

Police served a search warrant Tuesday at 339 Halco Drive in the Grant Street housing complex. The search was the result of an investigation by police and the Lawrence County Drug Task Force.

Police said they found Latonnia Lyles, 32, and Rayjzon Sams, 19, at the apartment with the boy.

While Lyles was holding the child, officers searched the child’s jacket pocket and found 16 individual bags containing suspected crack cocaine and 11 loose Roxicodone tablets, police said.

Officers found 33 more bags of suspected crack, a pound of suspected marijuana and $1,000 during their search of the apartment, police said.

Sams and Lyles are each charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver, three counts of conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count each of endangering the welfare of a child and one count each of recklessly endangering another person.

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