Pennsylvania couple charged after son, 10, reports syringes

DOVER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania couple faces drug and child endangerment charges after their 10-year-old son called police to report finding drug syringes in their home.

Northern York Regional Police say the boy called 911 on Sunday while his parents were away.

Police say his mother, 27-year-old Lakin Michelle Stoppard, stumbled home after they arrived and called her to the scene. When they asked why the boy’s father, 26-year-old Anthony Young II, didn’t accompany her, police say she responded, “Who the (expletive) wants to talk to the cops?”

Police say they found eight syringes, for packets of heroin, a crack cocaine pipe and other drug-related items. Police also charged Stoppard with public drunkenness.

The Associated Press could not immediately locate the couple for comment Friday. They face a preliminary hearing Aug. 22.

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