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Police: L.I. Moms Had Heroin In Car, Kids In Back Seat

Amanda Kosby and Tara Riley (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Amanda Kosby and Tara Riley (credit: Suffolk County Police)

EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island women are facing endangering the welfare of a child and other charges after they were found in a parked SUV with bags of heroin, Suffolk County police said.

Tara Riley, 26, of Medford, and Amanda Kosby, 27, of North Bellport, were arrested around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in East Patchogue after officers saw them sitting in a 2002 Ford Explorer in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Officers found open bags of heroin on the front seat and the women told police they had gotten high earlier in the day, police said.

Riley’s 4-year-old daughter and Kosby’s 5-year-old son were in the back seat of the vehicle.

The children have been released into the custody of relatives and Suffolk County Child Protective Services was notified, police said.

Riley and Kosby were each charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.