PONTIAC, MI – Oakland County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 200 block of Michigan Avenue on the report of a welfare check on a 9-month old child. The caller reported that the child’s parents were high on drugs and unable to care for him.
Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the parents, a 29-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman. As deputies were in the residence, they observed that both parents appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and were falling in and out of consciousness and unable to care for their child. The mother stated to deputies that she had used crack cocaine earlier in the day.
The residence was being heated by the oven and space heaters. Deputies observed that the living conditions were deplorable and unfit for the baby.
Star EMS responded to the residence and paramedics assessed the child and his parents. No family members could be located to care for the child and Child Protective Services (CPS) was contacted.
Upon the arrival of CPS, the parents became visibly upset. The father became aggressive/combative with deputies in his attempts to take his child back from the custody of CPS workers. Deputies attempted to take the subject into custody but he continued to struggle and fight. A deputy deployed his taser. The subject was taken into custody without further incident. The subject was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of charges.