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Mom Charged for Drugs When Police Found Missing Family

When the authorities located a mother and her two missing children after they believed the family was being held captive by her father-in-law, the woman was charged for drug possession and for putting her children in harm’s way.

On November 11, the Pennsylvania Police Department received word that a woman and her one-and-two-year-old children may be in serious danger when they learned that the mother had tried to call 911 for help before her phone went dead.

The mother, identified as 31-year-old Alicia Brumbaugh, reportedly caused her family an extreme amount of worry for the safety of their loved ones when they found out about the situation.

The authorities quickly searched for the missing woman and her children, and it was discovered that she might be in the company of her father-in-law, a man with an active felony warrant who was believed to have fled from an in-patient drug treatment center just prior to the reported disappearance.

On Wednesday, two days after the initial call was received, the authorities reported that they were given information from someone who said they believed they had seen the vehicle the police were searching for in their effort to find the missing family.

The police scoured the area that the SUV was reportedly seen, and when they came upon the vehicle and pulled them over Brumbaugh was allegedly driving with her father-in-law and her children as passengers.

When they assessed the situation and assumed that Brumbaugh was in the vehicle of her own volition, the police searched the woman and allegedly found that she had a small amount of what appeared to be methamphetamine in her handbag.

Brumbaugh was taken into custody and she is facing two counts of endangering the welfare of children, one count of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was incarcerated in the county jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Her children were released into their father’s custody, and the woman is scheduled to appear in court for the charges at the end of November.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.