Oct 6, 2014 9:58 AM
Salem Police: Two high on heroin, child found with uncapped syringe
SALEM - Police in Salem say two people are facing drug charges after they were found high in a parking lot with a 2-year old playing with a syringe.
Deputy Chief Shawn Patten said officers responded Friday afternoon to the Babies R Us parking lot after getting a report of suspicious activity. Once there, the officers found a vehicle with "numerous" syringes strewn about the inside and outside.
Patten says the officers the saw a man and a woman with a small child came out of the store and got into the vehicle. The officers made contact with both and determined the two were under the influence.
While they were being questioned, they saw the 2-year old playing with and reaching into the woman's purse. The officers looked inside the purse and found an uncapped syringe. Deputy Chief Patten says Salem Fire & Rescue responded as a precaution to make sure the child hadn't been pricked by the syringe.
The man, 31-year old Paul Loiselle, was charged with heroin possession. The woman, 26-year old Lindsay Bolton of Milford, is facing several charges including Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Both were taken to Rockingham County Jail.
The child was taken to Holy Family Hospital for screening and was later released to a family member. Patten says The DCYF was also notified.