MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A 32-year-old Andover woman is facing charges after she was allegedly found under the influence in a gas station bathroom with a child.
Rachel L. Lynch was charged with child neglect/abuse, under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a hypodermic syringe.
On Tuesday, at 2:04 p.m., a township officer responded to the Shell Gas Station, located at 35 Route 46, to conduct a welfare check on a female located in the bathroom, police said.
When the officer arrived, he observed Lynch lying on the floor near the toilet. She allegedly showed signs of opioid use, and was obviously impaired, police said.
At the time of the incident, a 2-year-old, who was in the care of Lynch, was also located inside the bathroom, police said.
Lynch was transported to Hackettstown Medical Center for evaluation and the child was released to a family member, police said
Police located a hypodermic syringe in the garbage can of the bathroom and an additional hypodermic syringe was located in the center console of Lynch’s vehicle, police said.
After Lynch was released from the hospital, she was placed under arrest, and transported to police headquarters, police said.
Lynch was released pending a court hearing.