Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dad hid heroin near 18-month-old twins in car (Medford, New York)

Dad RICHARD NEUMANN has been arrested on child neglect and other charges after police caught him trying to hide heroin near his two 18-month-old children in the backseat of his car. Fortunately, the mother was able to reclaim them.

Police: Father Hid Heroin Near Children in Car

By Lindsay Christ on Aug 4th, 2010

A Medford man was arrested after he was seen trying to hide heroin and a hypodermic needle near his two children in the backseat of his car, Suffolk County police said.

Richard Neumann, 26, was driving eastbound on Montauk Highway in Patchogue at 9 a.m. when he was pulled over. As the officer approached the car, he witnessed Neumann trying to hide something near the car seats of his twin 18-month-old son and daughter, police said. The items were later found to be heroin and a hypodermic needle, police said.

Neumann was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a control substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal possession of stolen property and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Suffolk County Child Protective Services was notified and the children were released into the mother’s custody.

Neumann will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip