By JOSH NEWTON
Two children were taken into DHS custody Thursday after District 27 Drug Task Force investigators arrested a woman on narcotics complaints.
Holly Noelle Adair-Horney, 26, was held on anticipated charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and three counts of child endangerment.
Investigators said they went to Horney’s home on South 553 Road to conduct a narcotics investigation as a result of several tips that illegal activity might be occurring. Horney allegedly told investigators she didn’t know why anyone would think narcotics were in the home, and allowed officers to search.
According to officers, three children – ages 1, 2, and 4 – were inside the home with Horney. Investigators searched the home’s bedroom, and when looking in a dresser, allegedly found a small bag with glass smoking devices; numerous bags containing a white, powdery substance; bags of synthetic marijuana; and numerous cut straws.
Investigators said they also found a metal smoking device with burnt residue on the kitchen table.
The white, powdery substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to investigators.
Horney allegedly said she used meth inside the residence and that she also smokes synthetic marijuana, and had smoked some earlier that day.
The Department of Human Services responded to the scene and took two of the children into custody, while the third child was released to her mother, a relative of Horney.