Mount Vernon mom accused of drug possession
A Mount Vernon mother was arrested and charged with dealing crack cocaine Monday.
Carla Scott, 28, has been arrested 11 times on drugs and weapons charges. However, this time Child Protective Services is involved in the case because while Scott was allegedly out dealing drugs, authorities say she left her three young children home alone in deplorable conditions.
After a two-week investigation, police pulled Scott over near the corner of 6th Avenue and West 2nd Street. They say they found 15 bags of crack and $1,800 in her car. When police arrested Scott, they say she informed them that her three kids ? ages 10, 6 and 6 months ? were home alone in her apartment.
When authorities arrived at Scott?s apartment at 115 West Sidney Ave., they found her three children home alone, surrounded by dangerous items and hazardous conditions.
According to police, Scott?s oven was on and set to 500 degrees, but there was nothing inside. There were knives, razors and crack cocaine, all of which authorities say were in the children?s reach.
?Those three children should not be exposed to this kind of upbringing,? Mount Vernon Police Department Commissioner David Chong says. ?Certainly these children were in harm?s way. No child should have to grow up in this kind of environment.? Neighbors agree, calling the situation disgraceful.
In the end, authorities seized 31 grams of crack cocaine, worth a street value of $1,500.