Police: Toms River woman hid heroin, cocaine inside child's car seat

An Ocean County woman is accused of hiding heroin and crack cocaine in her 19-month-old child's car seat during a traffic stop.

Manchester Police say Tara Worthy, 26, hid drugs

Manchester Police say Tara Worthy, 26, hid drugs in her child's car seat during a traffic stop. (Credit: Ocean County Jail)

MANCHESTER - An Ocean County woman is accused of hiding heroin and crack cocaine in her 19-month-old child's car seat during a traffic stop.

Tara Worthy, 26, of Toms River is charged with child endangerment, heroin possession and other offenses.

Manchester Township police say that Worthy was found to have a suspended driver's license when she was stopped Monday night.

They say drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic needle were found under Worthy's seat. The heroin and related paraphernalia were later discovered in the child's car seat.

A 21-year-old passenger was also arrested and faces drug charges.

Worthy's bail was set at $50,000 bail. It wasn't known Wednesday if she has retained an attorney.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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