A Latrobe, Pennsylvania, father is accused of selling drugs out of a maternity ward mere hours after his daughter was born.
Greenburg police said they caught Cody Hulse, 25, Thursday with 34 stamped bags of heroin and assorted drug paraphernalia. Officers confronted Hulse in his girlfriend’s room, where he admitted to selling heroin to people who visited the Greenburg hospital, an arrest report obtained by the Tribune-Review detailed.
Authorities said an ongoing investigation resulted in the new dad’s arrest. WPXI reported that officers pulled over a car and spotted heroin bags in plain sight. Officers asked where the person bought the drugs, which allegedly led them to Room 511 in Excela Health Westmoreland. Officers reportedly phoned nurses beforehand so that the child wasn’t in the room when they arrested Hulse.
“This affidavit says you had needles in there, you were selling drugs in there…all with a newborn baby in the room. This is very disturbing,” District Judge James Albert said to Hulse during Friday’s arraignment.
The girlfriend claimed to have no knowledge that Hulse was selling drugs steps away from their infant child. However, she told officers that she was aware of Hulse’s past heroin addiction issues, according to WPVI.
Hulse is charged with possession of heroin, possession and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of children. He is being held in county jail on $100,000 bond.
Albert also ordered that he has no contact with his newborn daughter.
“I have an addiction problem,” Hulse said told reporters as he headed to jail. “I do.”
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