Hopkins police caught a woman with drugs in the same car as her baby girl, according to court documents released Wednesday.
The woman came to officers’ attention Nov. 10 when a resident reported that she was doing “crack cocaine” with an infant in the car, Police Sgt. Michael Glassberg wrote in the charging documents.
Police found the woman, later identified as 36-year-old New Hope resident Diantha Kaye Moore, near the Wild Boar with a girl who was about 1 years old in the back seat.
Officers saw numerous items of drug paraphernalia in her lap and on the passenger seat and center console—including lighters, razor blades and a used hypodermic needle, according to the court documents. They also found a piece of foil with burnt residue in the front passenger door pocket, and a searched her purse discovered glass pipe with residue, a drug kit and a Xanax pill.
Prosecutors charged Moore with fifth-degree drug possession—a felony with a possible sentence of between six months and 10 years in prison and/or a $6,000 to $20,000 fine.
The potential penalties are higher because she was convicted of another fifth-degree drug possession charge in August 2011.