RACINE, Wis. (WITI) -- Two people were taken into custody early Friday morning, Feb. 28 after cocaine and marijuana were found inside their vehicle during a traffic stop in Racine.
According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office, around 1:40 a.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop on Ohio Street near Republic Avenue. The deputy conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and recovered 117.7 grams of cocaine; 145.5 grams of marijuana; a package of marijuana edibles; and $535 in cash.
Authorities say the cocaine and marijuana were located within a toddler’s diaper/care backpack, which was next to the child. The toddler was sitting within a car seat that was unbuckled. The car seat was also not secured to the vehicle’s seat restraint system.
The driver, a 27-year-old woman from Racine, was charged with neglecting a child, drug possession and traffic-related violations.
A passenger in the vehicle, a 29-year-old man from Kenosha, was charged with neglecting a child, drug possession and probation violations.
The recovered cocaine field-tested positive for the presence of fentanyl.