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New Hampshire

October 29, 2011

Woman arrested after police find cocaine, crying baby

LONDONDERRY — After receiving several 911 calls, police forced their way into an apartment and said they found a bag of cocaine and a crying baby.

Sarah McCormack, 28, was charged with possession of a controlled drug and endangering the welfare of a child Thursday night.

Police responded to 27 Stonehenge Road, Apt. 2, about 6:50 p.m. after receiving a 911 call and no response.

Three other 911 calls — with no one on the other end — had been received from the apartment throughout the day, but no problems were found, police Lt. Tim Jones said.

Two officers responded and found McCormack couldn't open her apartment door. A baby was heard crying inside the apartment. McCormack asked police to kick in the door. The officers forced their way in after receiving Sgt. Adam Dyer's permission, Jones said.

"She thought someone was in her apartment," Jones said. "They went in, cleared it and found no one."

But what Officers Adam Dyer and Nelson Jimenez did find was a plastic bag with white powder that proved to be cocaine. They also found a 1-year-old boy in the apartment. He was turned over to a grandparent, Jones said.

McCormack was taken to the police station and later released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail. She is to appear in 10th Circuit Court in Derry on Nov. 7.

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