Police: Mother charged after drugs found in Elizabethtown home
(Photo Source, Hardin Co Detention Center)
A Hardin County mother is facing several charges after police said they found drugs throughout her home.
Jessica Coomer is charged with trafficking in marijuana, two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, and possession of a controlled substance.
Elizabethtown police went to the home on Tuesday evening with Child Protective Services for a welfare check.
“It was all over the house. It was lying out in plain sight when the officers first got there,” Elizabethtown Police Officer John Thomas said.
According to police, Coomer had methamphetamine in an open container in her living room. Police noticed the drugs and received a search warrant to look through the rest of the home.
Police said they found marijuana hidden in a coffee creamer bottle in the bedroom, methamphetamine in a glass and on a shelf, and a box of clear plastic baggies in a dresser drawer.
“Over eight ounces of marijuana indicating trafficking and other packages of methamphetamine,” Thomas said. “There were three different baggies containing methamphetamine found in the house, which at the very least indicates regular usage.”
Police said some of the drugs were in areas where the children could reach them.
“Incredibly dangerous. Methamphetamine is a deadly substance if it’s ingested it can be very toxic very quickly,” Thomas said. “Not only has their mother exposed them to drugs in the house but also to other drug users potentially coming there to make purchases. Just an incredibly dangerous situation for these two children.”
Police said the two children were not hurt.
Coomer was booked at the Hardin County Detention Center on Tuesday night.