Two people were arrested Friday after police found them under the influence of drugs, with a 2-year-old, in a syringe-filled car in the parking lot of a Salem, New Hampshire, Babies R Us.
At 4:06 p.m. Friday, Salem Police responded to the Babies R Us parking lot for a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, which was unoccupied, but noticed numerous syringes and other drug paraphernalia strewn about inside and outside the vehicle.
Shortly thereafter, a man and a woman with a 2-year-old child exited the store and got into the vehicle. Officers made contact with the two adults and were quickly able to determine that they were under the influence of drugs. As police dealt with the adults, the 2-year-old was playing with the woman's purse, reaching in and out of it. Officers took the purse from the woman and observed an uncapped syringe inside.
Salem Fire responded as a precautionary measure and transported the child to Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts for screening due to a finger prick from the syringe.
Lindsay Bolton, 26, of Milford, was charged with heroin possession, transporting drugs in a motor vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child and altering/destroying evidence. She was ordered held without bail on a probation violation.
Paul Loiselle, 31, of Bedford, was charged with heroin possession. He refused bail.
Both subjects were transported to the Rockingham County Jail pending arraignment.
The Division of Children, Youth and Families was also notified.