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Police: Mass. woman sells crack with kids in car

January 13, 2012
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WORCESTER, Mass.—A Worcester woman has been arrested after police say they caught her selling crack cocaine out of a car with two young children in the back seat.

Shani Byfield was charged Thursday with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, cocaine distribution and conspiracy to violate a drug law after police they found her selling drugs in a shopping plaza parking lot.

Police said they found 13 individually packaged rocks of crack cocaine after a search.

The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/zSDUKR ) reports that officers say they pulled over the 26-year-old Byfield after observing an alleged drug transaction. She had two children, ages 6 and 3, in the back seat of her vehicle.

State child welfare officials were notified and the children were handed over to a relative.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette, http://www.telegram.com

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