BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) – A couple was arrested after investigators allege they were selling marijuana from a Bucks County hotel room while in the presence of their young daughter.
In addition, investigators claim the suspects were operating a fraudulent prescription pad scheme.
Brittany Alverest, 30, and Aljour Hoyle, 23, are facing numerous charges after their arrests on Wednesday at a hotel along Lincoln Highway in Bensalem Township.
Investigators served a warrant at the hotel on suspicion of drug dealing. Police found Alverest and Hoyle, along with their four-year-old daughter inside the room.
An investigation found that Alverest and Hoyle were ordering fraudulent doctor prescription pads from the internet. They would then illegally fill them out and have other people have the prescriptions filled at pharmacies in the Philadelphia and Bucks County areas.
In addition, investigators say Alverest and Hoyle were selling marijuana while in the presence of their daughter.
When officers entered the hotel room, they found narcotics scattered throughout the room that were easily accessible to the young girl. Additionally, they found a baby bottle that had residue of what appeared to be prometh/codeine (cough medicine).
Investigators recovered from the room hundreds of blank and filled out prescription pads to various doctors, numerous prescription bottles containing prometh/codeine, Drug Enforcement Agency prescription numbers used to fill narcotic prescriptions, various drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale, pill bottles and marijuana, US currency, lap top computers, baggies containing marijuana and loose pills believed to be oxycodone.
Both suspects have been arraigned and are being held at the Bucks County Prison. Hoyle is being held on $150,000 bail while Alverest is being held on $30,000 bail.
Alverest and Hoyle are facing charges of possession and distribution of narcotics, fraudulent documents, child endangerment and other related charges.