Police: Vernon Woman Brought 8-Month Old Baby to Drug Deal

A South Windsor man and a Vernon woman are facing a variety of child endangerment charges after police said they took an eight-month old baby on a ride-along looking for drugs.

A 23-year old Vernon woman and a 24-year old South Windsor man are both facing risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment charges from an incident that saw the pair driving around looking for oxycodone pills with an eight-month old baby in the backseat Sunday night. 

According to Manchester Police, 23-year old Chantelle Marie Kellner, of Vernon, was charged with risk of injury and reckless endangerment after police said she brought her eight-month old daughter to a drug deal.

Jordan Richard Daniels, 24, of South Windsor, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle and using a motor vehicle without the owner's permission after police said he borrowed a friend's vehicle without permission that had Kellner's eight-month old child in the backseat. 

Manchester Police Cpt. Chris Davis said the incident began when police responded to a report of a possible kidnapping at a Hamilton Drive address in Manchester that involved a baby. The victim told police that Jordan had borrowed his car without permission, and that the car contained Kellner's eight-month old baby in the backseat. 

Kellner told police that Daniels sent her a text message asking him to secure some oxycodone pills for him, and that she drove to the Price Chopper on Talcotville Road in Vernon with her eight-month old daughter in the car to pickup the pills from someone who had gotten her oxycodone in the past. It was unclear from the information police made available at what point Daniels may have borrowed the friend's car that contained Kellner's eight-month old daughter in the backseat, or if it was the same car that Kellner used to secure the pills. 

After her arrest, Kellner told police that she planned to purchase the oxycodone pills for $7 apiece and sell them to Daniels for $10, and that she planned to use the extra money on baby formula for her daughter. 

James Bond October 11, 2012 at 09:38 PM
got my vote
Vernon Taxpayer October 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I pray she gets the help she needs. Oxycodone seems to be passed out like candy by many of the Health Care facilities and doctors these days. It is a powerful medicine that should only be used in the hospital setting. By the way she is one of the younger victims of this drug. If you have been reading the newspapers you will notice much older people that have become addicted to this drug.
pat simmons October 12, 2012 at 03:22 PM
very sad, poor baby had no clue what was going on
Dave March 09, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Wow all these comments coming from people who were probably hand feed With a fucking silver spoon u try living on todays bs fucking minimum wage and tell me u can raise a child by your self our afford a vehicle and a place to stay u can't so unless you're brought up with cash your fucked so for all u nay Sayers stfu learn what that means
Bert March 10, 2013 at 01:10 AM
So Dave: Let me get this straight. If you are poor and disadvantaged the way to get ahead is to spend what little money you have on drugs? There are so many people out there who rise above all that by making the most of what little they have and over time they build a decent comfortable life. For starters, get an education. Every kid gets an education free of charge. Secondly, don't have a baby if you can't even take care of yourself. Bad decisions!


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