SUFFOLK COUNTY (PIX11) — A Ridge couple was arrested after police say a baby was found in the vehicle during an alleged drug deal.
Suffolk County Police say they observed what they believed to be a drug transaction taking place around 6:15 p.m. on Church Lane in Middle Island.
Police pulled over the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta being driven by 28-year-old William Grover Campanaro. Officers then discovered that Campanaro and his passenger, Koralynn M. Ingraham, 23, were in possession of drug paraphernalia with their 7-month-old child in the vehicle.
Campanaro and Ingraham, of Farmhouse Road, were arrested and charged with Loitering 1st Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Ingraham also was charged with Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.
Police later discovered Ingraham had falsely identified herself as her younger sister to avoid being arrested for an outstanding warrant. Ingraham was also charged with Criminal Impersonation. Campanaro was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin and was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.
The couple’s child was released to a family member and Child Protective Services was notified.