Two Winthrop parents charged after child gets sick from cocaine, marijuana in system
STOCKHOLM — Two parents were charged after their child was found to have cocaine and marijuana in their system.
Jeffrey S. Jessmer, 33, and Lisa A. Pitts, 30, both of Winthrop, were charged by state police with endangering the welfare of a child, first-degree reckless endangering, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.Troopers report that on Nov. 10 at about 2:11 p.m. they responded to Pickle Street in Stockholm for endangering the welfare of a child complaint.
An investigation determined that Jessmer and Pitts brought their very ill child to the Massena Memorial Hospital.
After a medical evaluation at the hospital, the child was found to have cocaine and marijuana in its system.
The child was transported to a hospital in Syracuse for further treatment.
After an evaluation the child was listed in stable condition.
Investigators consulted with the St. Lawrence District Attorney’s office regarding the case.
Jessmer and Pitts were arraigned in the Town of Massena Court and released on their own recognizances.