MENTOR, OH (WOIO) - Two parents are facing charges after bringing their baby to a drug deal, according to Mentor Police.
Officers and detectives conducted an investigation into a Cuyahoga County drug dealer visiting Lake County to sell heroin. On Thursday around 5 p.m., officers observed a drug transaction in a hotel parking lot near state Route 306 and state Route 2.
Officers arrested Ramone Oliver, 23, and Shanii Smith, 19, both of Cleveland Heights. The pair was found with about 6 grams of heroin, cash and a digital scale. The most disturbing part was they brought along their 2-month-old son.
The couple has been charged with heroin trafficking, possessing criminal tools and child endangering.
Smith's father, Rashaun Goodwyn, 39, came to the police station to pick up the child, but he had a warrant for failing to appear in Cuyahoga County on a child support issue. Goodwyn was then taken into custody and transferred to Cuyahoga County.
The child was eventually released to a responsible family member.