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Cocaine bust yields neglect charge
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A mother faces child neglect charges after police raided her home and found cocaine within the reach of her young children.The mother, Talina N. Padgett Jantes, 26, is charged with child neglect. Her friend, Robert Kilgore, 23, is charged with possession of cocaine and criminal impersonation as lawmen suspect the cocaine they found inside Jantes’ Westwood Manor apartment belonged to him.Their arrests came after police received a tip that drugs were being used around small children at the apartment complex. The children in question are a 4-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl, both of whom are Jantes’ children.According to Police Lt. Mark Mara, officers searched the apartment and found cocaine concealed in a tampon box in the back bathroom.“Inside the box was pill containers,” Mara revealed.