2 accused of smoking crack cocaine with toddler in car, police say

2 accused of smoking crack cocaine with toddler in car, police say
Maine state police on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, arrested 32-year-old Desirae Cushman and 28-year-old Jacob Moulton, both of Searsmont, on drug-related charges. (Maine State Police)

BELMONT, Maine — Authorities in Maine arrested two people Saturday accused of smoking crack cocaine in a parked car while a 1-year-old child was strapped into a car seat inside.

Maine state police arrested 28-year-old Jacob Moulton and 32-year-old Desirae Cushman, both of Searsmont, on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and unlawful possession of drugs.

Police said troopers found the pair Saturday inside a vehicle parked in an empty lot in Belmont.

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"Moulton and Cushman were found to be in the act of smoking cocaine base known by its street name, crack cocaine," police said Sunday in a statement. "The pair was also found to be in possession of an additional quantity of cocaine base."

Authorities said Moulton and Cushman were smoking crack cocaine while a 1-year-old child was strapped into a car seat near them. Police did not immediately say how the child was connected to either Moulton or Cushman.

The child was turned over to a relative after Saturday's arrest, police said.

Moutlon and Cushman were booked into Waldo County Jail and ordered held on a $500 unsecured bail. Police said officials with the Department of Health and Human Services were notified about the incident.