Prosecutor: Jersey City couple charged after 5-year-old boy ingests methamphetamine


A Jersey City couple has been charged after a five-year-old boy ingested methamphetamine yesterday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The child’s 20-year-old mother and her 22-year-old boyfriend, both of Jersey City, have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Suarez said in a statement.

Both were arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and were remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending their first court appearances.

Their names are being withheld to protect the identity of the victim, who is in good health following the incident.

suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the arrest and investigation and thanked the Jersey City Police Department and the Jersey City Public Schools for their assistance.

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