Drug Dealing Couple Kept Butcher Knife Under Sleeping Baby: Cops

State Police found a 14-inch butcher knife under a 4-month-old child, authorities said.

By Bob Connors
|  Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 5:24 PM EDT
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Drug Dealing Couple Hid Knife Under Baby: Cops

Connecticut State Police

State Police recovered 87 ecstasy pills and a 14-inch butcher knife during a drug bust in Danielson on Tuesday. The knife was hidden under a sleeping 4-month-old baby, police said.

A Danielson couple charged with operating a drug factory kept a 14-inch butcher knife under the pillow of a sleeping 4-month-old baby, according to state police.

State police troopers executed two search and seizure warrants at an apartment at 10 Prospect Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. During the search, police found 87 ecstasy tablets packaged for sale.

Police also found the 4-month-old child sleeping in a bedroom. When police checked under the baby's pillow, they found the large butcher's knife, authorities said.

Troopers arrested Ashly McFarline, 24, and 25-year-old Pedro Galindez. Both were charged with possession of ecstasy, possession of ecstasy with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and risk of injury to a minor. McFarline and Galindez were held on $25,000 bond each and are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

The Department of Children and Families has taken custody of the baby.

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