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Child endangerment, drug charges filed against Jeannette man

| Friday, April 27, 2012, 5:11 a.m.

A Jeannette man was charged for allegedly wandering around a car cruise with an infant while he was under the influence of heroin.

Jordan Allen Toth, 23, of 520 Clay Ave., Apt. 2, was charged Nov. 2 with endangering the welfare of children; violation of the controlled substance, drug, device and cosmetic act; possession of drug paraphernalia; and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

Once Toth was taken into custody, police found several stamp bags of heroin, a needle and a cooking spoon containing heroin residue inside his kitchen cupboard — next to baby cereal and formula.

Toth told a worker at the event Sept. 12 he was "high" and had just used heroin, according to a criminal complaint filed by Jeannette police. The worker was concerned because Toth had a baby with him, the complaint stated.

Toth was seen staggering down the sidewalk on Clay Avenue, according to the complaint. Police said he was pale, his pupils were dilated and there was dried blood around his nose.

Police contacted the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau. The infant is staying with Toth's mother, police said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 10 before District Judge Joseph DeMarchis.

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