Two arrested on child neglect, drug-related charges
For the City Times
ADAMS COUNTY – Two Adams County residents are facing numerous child neglect and drug-related charges following a welfare check in the town of Quincy.
On March 19, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting a child welfare check.
“The caller expressed concerns for the juvenile’s safety in the home as they suspected drug use,” a statement from Sheriff Brent York read.
“Deputies responded and conducted a walk through of the home after receiving consent from an adult resident. While conducting the walk through, deputies observed in plain view a green plant-like material later identified as synthetic marijuana, along with a glass smoking device. The adult resident of the home identified the substance as synthetic marijuana and admitted to using the glass pipe found to ingest the synthetic marijuana.
“At this time, deputies contacted the Adams County Department of Health and Human Services.”
A search warrant was granted for the residence. During the search, deputies say they located several items used in the ingestion of illegal substances. They also located suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, synthetic marijuana, and Fentanyl.
“Some of the illegal substances were located within the reach of the children,” the statement added.
The two adult residents were taken into custody.
Charges are being requested for Joseph A. Donohue for child neglect – drugs, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of THC.
Hailey N. Hyrkas is facing charges of child neglect- drugs, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a prescription medication without a prescription.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Adams County Department of Health & Human Services and Lifestar EMS.
The investigation is ongoing.