A 28-year-old Brewster woman is facing two misdemeanor charges after police found her asleep and on drugs while in the presence of young children, according to authorities.
Deputies Keith Blessing and Edward Kennedy arrested Jacqueline Degnin, 28, the morning of Dec. 28, according to a statement released this week by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. They were responding to a Prospect Street residence, where Degnin lives, on a "report of drug activity" around 6:30 a.m.
"Upon arrival, the deputies discovered a female subject, identified as ... Degnin ... asleep and in possession of controlled substances," officials said. "The deputies awoke the subject and determined that she had been using drugs. The deputies determined that several young children were in the residence at the time of the incident. "
Authorities charged Degnin with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and the following misdemeanors: endangering the welfare of a child and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
After processing at the Putnam County Correctional Facility in Carmel, the defendant was released. The children were handed over to a family member.
Degnin was due this week in Brewster Justice Court.