GREENSBURG, PA Oct 31 2017 A Pennsylvania man was arrested Thursday after allegedly selling heroin inside a hospital maternity ward on the same day his baby was born.
While conducting a traffic stop, police noticed drug paraphernalia in the car. The occupants of the car said they purchased heroin from a man, later identified as Cody Hulse, in a hospital room.
Police and hospital security went to the room, which was in the maternity center, and spoke with Hulse, who admitted to having heroin in his pocket and delivering it to people who had visited the room.
Hulse’s girlfriend had given birth to their child earlier in the day.
Security removed Hulse’s baby from the room before police arrested the new father.
Officers found a zip case in Hulse’s pocket that had 34 bags of suspected heroin, needles, rubber bands, a spoon and empty bags of heroin.
Hulse’s girlfriend and her mother both say they didn’t know the father had heroin in the room.
“[Our] security team works cooperatively with local and state law enforcement on an ongoing basis to help insure our healthcare is delivered in a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees,” the hospital said in a statement.
Hulse is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children.