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    Infant found near spoon, straw with cocaine residue

    By Brett Crossley,


    Williamsport, Pa. — A Williamsport woman was taken into custody after police found her passed in a chair with drug paraphernalia scattered around.

    Lacey Lee Hayes, of Williamsport, was found passed out in a chair with her infant child on the floor, Officer Nathan Kendall said. Authorities were first alerted to the home when a neighbor discovered a child in the middle of the road near W. Fourth Street and Locust Street, according to Kendall.

    The neighbor took the child back to the home, where they noticed another unattended child on the porch and then decided to call police, Kendall wrote in the report.

    Officers arrived at the residence near the 700 block of W. Fourth Street and knocked on the front door and the back window, but nobody answered, according to the report. The officers eventually made contact with a minor living at the home. He allegedly let them in through the front door.

    During an inspection of the house, Hayes was located in a back bedroom, Kendall added. A spoon and straw with a white powdery residue were sitting beside Hayes’ chair, Kendall wrote. There was an infant within reaching distance of paraphernalia, according to Kendall.

    After being woken up, Hayes told police it was cocaine residue on the spoon and straw, according to the report.

    “EMS checked on the children due to their proximity to the drug paraphernalia,” before members of Children and Youth took the two children away, Officer Nathan Kendall said.

    Hayes is being charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held on $50,000 monetary bail.

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