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11-month-old boy pulls out cocaine from inside woman’s shirt

By Mason White 10:24 AM February 5, 2015
Candyce Harden 

By: Wayne Morin
A young child helped police make an arrest on drug charges.

The 11-month-old boy inadvertently got a woman arrested after he allegedly pulled out a bag of cocaine that was hidden inside her shirt during a traffic stop.

The arrest occurred in Daytona Beach, Florida, when officers pulled over a car for having dark tinted windows and an open unsecured bike trunk.

Volusia County deputies noticed that the driver, Daniel Dougherty, looked nervous. The officers asked for his license.

The officers then asked the passengers, Candyce Harden and Cristal Matthews, to hand over their licenses.

When a K-9 unit arrived to check the car, all passengers were asked to exit the vehicle. Harden held a baby during the search of the vehicle. Police did not say if either Harden or Matthews is the mother.

No drugs were found and the deputy began to return the licenses to the women. That is when police said the boy suddenly reached into the woman’s shirt and pulled out a plastic bag containing cocaine.

Deputies then conducted a second search of the car and allegedly found three bags of pills without prescriptions.

Harden was arrested on charges including child abuse, possession of a controlled substance, possession of cocaine and two counts of possession of pills without prescription.

She was released from jail after posting $4,500 bail.
Matthews and Dougherty were released at the scene.