CHILD NEGLECT / POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS – 600 Block of East Decorah Road
March 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 6:40 a.m., a West Bend police officer responded to a multifamily residence to check the welfare of a tenant after another tenant reported hearing water running inside the bathroom for several hours.
The responding officer attempted contact with the tenant but received no response.
On entry to the residence the officer found a 22-year-old female tenant in the bedroom. She was exhibiting signs she was under the influence of drugs.
In addition the officer observed drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the residence.
The investigation determined the woman ingested narcotic drugs and fell asleep in the bedroom leaving her 3-month-old child unattended in another room.
Officers arrested the woman on charges of Child Neglect, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Amphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. There were no injuries to the 3 month old.
The woman also has a 5-year-old son that was in school at the time of this incident. Both children taken into protective custody by Washington County Child Protective Services.