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Mom endangers infant by leaving her in drug home, police say

Published On: May 24 2013 04:14:12 PM EDT

A woman endangered her month-old daughter by leaving her in a home where marijuana was being sold, officials said.

Sarah Foresta and her infant live in a home at 110 West Main St., Pen Argyl, and the infant was in a room of the home while an undercover officer bought an ounce of marijuana from a juvenile male at 10:30 p.m. April 29, officials said.

Foresta was not present during the drug buy, but the infant's grandmother was in the room, along with a male friend of the juvenile and another female, officials added.


Police searched the home the following day and found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials throughout the residence, as well as a ledger in Foresta's bedroom with the names of people who owe money for marijuana, officials said.

When police contacted Foresta by phone, she initially denied knowing anything about drug activity at the home, but when confronted with items found in the home, she admitted she was aware of "some stuff" going on, officials said.

Foresta, 19, was arraigned Thursday night on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and released on $5,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. June 4.