Drug investigation leads to child neglect charges

Juel Santaella, photo courtesy Newport News Police.
Juel Santaella, photo courtesy Newport News Police.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Three people were charged after marijuana was found in a home along with three children in Newport News.

Thursday around 9 p.m., officers in Newport News executed a search warrant in the 600 block of 16th Street. There, they found multiple bags of marijuana, Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department said.

A 3-year-old, 5-year-old and 7-year-old were found in the home. Their mother, Juel Santaella. 25, was charged with child neglect.

Two others, Dontae Williams, 26, and Roger Williams, 26, were charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Police did not say how much marijuana was in the home.


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