Stoughton Police Arrest Trio on Drug and Child Endangerment Charges
Stoughton Police found heroin in a vehicle at New Store on the Block on April 20, leading to the arrest of three Stoughton residents. A small child was present in the vehicle when police arrived.
Stoughton Police arrested two males and one female, all from Stoughton, Friday morning for alleged drug activity in a vehicle parked outside of New Store on the Block on Park Street.
Officer Joe Zbinski, who was off duty at the time, noticed “three individuals in a vehicle at New Store on the Block that appeared to be consuming some sort of drugs” at 11:21 a.m. on April 20, according to the Stoughton Police Department’s Facebook page.
Officer Sandra Barrett and Sgt. Tom Murphy responded to the scene and found heroin being prepared for use in the vehicle.
One of the men, 26-year-old Eugene Keller, led police on a short chase before he was arrested. Officer John Lydstone was able to corral Keller, according to Executive Officer Robert Devine.
Keller, who lives at 2 Manor Dr., was charged with possession of a class A substance; two counts of resisting arrest; and wanton behavior creating a risk of injury or abuse to a child. He also had other outstanding warrants.
Brian McLaughlin, 31, also of 2 Manor Dr., was charged with knowingly being present where heroin is kept and wanton behavior causing risk of injury or abuse to a child.
Simone Barros, 22, of Park St., was charged with being present where heroin is kept; wanton behavior creating risk of injury or abuse to a child; and possession of marijuana (less than an ounce).
The child endangerment charges stem from a three-year-old boy being present in the vehicle when police arrived, Devine said.