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Police: Vernon Woman Brought 8-Month Old Baby to Drug Deal

A South Windsor man and a Vernon woman are facing a variety of child endangerment charges after police said they took an eight-month old baby on a ride-along looking for drugs.

Police: Vernon Woman Brought 8-Month Old Baby to Drug Deal Police: Vernon Woman Brought 8-Month Old Baby to Drug Deal

A 23-year old Vernon woman and a 24-year old South Windsor man are both facing risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment charges from an incident that saw the pair driving around looking for oxycodone pills with an eight-month old baby in the backseat Sunday night. 

According to Manchester Police, 23-year old Chantelle Marie Kellner, of Vernon, was charged with risk of injury and reckless endangerment after police said she brought her eight-month old daughter to a drug deal.

Jordan Richard Daniels, 24, of South Windsor, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle and using a motor vehicle without the owner's permission after police said he borrowed a friend's vehicle without permission that had Kellner's eight-month old child in the backseat. 

Manchester Police Cpt. Chris Davis said the incident began when police responded to a report of a possible kidnapping at a Hamilton Drive address in Manchester that involved a baby. The victim told police that Jordan had borrowed his car without permission, and that the car contained Kellner's eight-month old baby in the backseat. 

Kellner told police that Daniels sent her a text message asking him to secure some oxycodone pills for him, and that she drove to the Price Chopper on Talcotville Road in Vernon with her eight-month old daughter in the car to pickup the pills from someone who had gotten her oxycodone in the past. It was unclear from the information police made available at what point Daniels may have borrowed the friend's car that contained Kellner's eight-month old daughter in the backseat, or if it was the same car that Kellner used to secure the pills. 

After her arrest, Kellner told police that she planned to purchase the oxycodone pills for $7 apiece and sell them to Daniels for $10, and that she planned to use the extra money on baby formula for her daughter. 

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