(WKTV) - A Waterville woman faces several charges after a traffic stop uncovered several hypodermic needles inches from a baby, Utica police say.
Tracy Manion, 36, of Hannover Road in Waterville, is charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.
According to authorities, around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Utica police stopped a car in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Cottage Place for speeding. Upon speaking to the driver, the officer saw an open purse with several hypodermic needles, some which had the safety caps on and some that did not. The needles were allegedly inches away from an infant that was in a baby seat.
When the officer asked her to step out of her vehicle, he says he saw a hypodermic needle containing a brown watery substance on the side of her seat. Manion was later found to be in possession of heroin and a controlled substance known as Suboxone.