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Raleigh mom accused of doing drugs around child

Posted October 15, 2010

— A Raleigh woman was arrested early Friday on charges that she had her 3-year-old child in a car where drugs were being used and sold, according to arrest warrants issued by Raleigh police.

Natasha Renee Davis, 21, of 6156 Saint Giles St. Apt. D, faces charges of felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor child abuse.

Cherise Lenee Simmons, 24, of the same address, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell or distribute, maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of keeping and selling cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Warrants state that Davis had her 3-year-old in a 1996 Cadillac Eldorado where marijuana was being kept and cocaine was being sold. The custody status of the child wasn't clear.

Both suspects were placed in the Wake County jail. Davis was given a $6,000 secured bond, and Simmons an $11,000 secured bond.

Simmons has two prior convictions for possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substances dating from 2007, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • Go Figure Oct 15, 2010

    me too, wildcat

  • wildcat Oct 15, 2010

    Trying to find the moderator and see why comments are not being made public.

  • wildcat Oct 15, 2010

    Nothing usual about this story. It happens all the time to drug users with children. The children should be remove from the home and put in a safer and loving environment. The mother needs serious help.

  • ncouterbanks69 Oct 15, 2010

    "The more kids, the more government assistance..." Exactly right. Makes you sick doesn't it? And the socialism is just starting. Can't wait to pay for this woman's rent.

  • Whatever Geez Oct 15, 2010

    one looks like a man and the other look slike her girlfriend...

  • smegma Oct 15, 2010

    i guess wral is accusing her

  • smegma Oct 15, 2010

    yeah look at the charges

  • gmuny33 Oct 15, 2010

    Does anyone notice in their haste to put up the story, they provided the wrong picture of the mother? If the picture is incorrect, how do we know the article isn't as well?

  • redmoon Oct 15, 2010

    Race is not the problem , Selling drugs Black or White with kid(s) in the car is wrong...

  • gingerlynn Oct 15, 2010

    variousgood LOOK AT THE TITLE

    Raleigh mom accused of doing drugs around child