Members of the MARMET Drug Task Force served a search warrant in Marion on Thursday night, leading to the arrest of a pregnant mother of two on drug charges.
According to a release, police executed the search at 212 Clover Ave., after a several month investigation into alleged drug activity in the house. Once inside, officers found not only a 24-year-old prenant woman named Nicole Freeman, but also her two young children. Police say the kids were present during drug sales that occured in the home.
Detectives confiscated 158 bindles of heroin (31.6 grams) which carries a street value of over $3,000, as well as $300 in cash. Due to the presence of kids, Marion County Children's Services assisted officers at the scene. Regarding this fact, Lt. Chris Adkins said in a statement, "This case is especially upsetting because children were present...and heroin was within reach of the children."
Freeman, a Marion resident, was charged with one count of heroin trafficking, one count of tampering with evidence, and two counts of child endangering.