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Woman accused of leaving kids home with drugs, gun returned to Berks

Published On: Mar 21 2013 05:19:06 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 21 2013 05:55:03 PM EDT

The search has ended for a woman accused of leaving her small children alone in a room with drugs and a loaded gun.

READING, Pa. -

The search has ended for a woman accused of leaving her small children alone in a room with drugs and a loaded gun.

Jessica Torres was recently apprehended in North Carolina and was returned to Berks County on Wednesday night, authorities said.   

Torres left three children near crack cocaine and a loaded handgun in the bedroom of an apartment on North 10th Street in Reading in January, police said.

Torres was committed to the Berks County Jail on $50,000 bail.