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Police arrest Conway woman for taking drugs while caring for children

Melissa Dawn Reagan (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Melissa Dawn Reagan (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A Conway woman was taken into custody on Thursday after children in her custody reported that she had passed out after taking drugs.

According to information from J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Melissa Dawn Reagan, 41, was charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person by a legal custodian. She was released Thursday evening on a $20,000 bond.

An incident report from the Conway Police Department stated an 11-year-old girl contacted a family member to come and get her and two boys from a home in the 2600 block of Lincoln Park Drive because she was scared.

According to the girl, she watched a man come to the house with a scale and an unknown white powder that was sold to the suspect and two other adults in the house, the report stated.

At one point, the girl went to check on the suspect after all three of the adults went into separate bathrooms. The report alleged that the child found Reagan, but she could not wake her.

Additionally, the child found blood on the floor, along with a towel, two needles and two spoons lying next to the suspect, according to the report.

“The two other boys were scared and unwilling to make statements other than they knew ‘bad’ things were going on in their home and were scared to be there,” the report stated.

The Department of Social Services removed the three children from the suspect’s custody and placed them in emergency protective custody following an investigation.

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