Bronx Mother Charged After Police Find Over 25 Ounces of Cocaine in Baby’s Diaper Bag
A Bronx mother has been charged and her children turned over to relatives after it was discovered that she was carrying 25.3 ounces of cocaine in a diaper bag.
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A Bronx mother is facing a slew of charges after over 25 ounces of cocaine was found in her daughter’s diaper bag.
Shante Pleasant has since been hit with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession with intent to sell, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to a press release from the New York State Police.
The 33-year-old woman had been pulled over by state troopers during a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon in Coxsackie, New York, where she was cited for not having a valid driver’s license. She was traveling with her 7-month-old daughter and 13-year-old daughter at the time.
While searching her 2008 Dodge Charger, police found 25.3 ounces of cocaine inside the diaper bag. The car was subsequently towed. She’s now being held in a local jail as she awaits a court hearing. Her children are now in the care of relatives in Coxsackie.
In another recent, bizarre cocaine bust, Maine DEA agents seized four pounds of cocaine disguised as a cake in the vehicle of a New York City-based drug dealer. According to officials, the street value of the cocaine is $200,000, with it being thought that the two drug dealers were looking to distribute the drugs in Maine’s Kennebec and Somerset Counties.
Other wild example of dealers trying to secretly transport cocaine also include disguising the drug as charcoal and smuggling the substance in the soles of shoes.