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Child referred to welfare services after motel P bust

A young child was found in a motel being used to smoke P. Photo/File
A young child was found in a motel being used to smoke P. Photo/File

A young child was taken to hospital earlier this month after being found at a Bay of Plenty motel where P was allegedly being smoked.

Senior Sergeant Mark Pakes said police went to the motel after receiving information from a member of the public.

Police made three arrests and took a 19-month-old to the hospital.

Police later referred the child to welfare services.

Police charged a 24-year-old woman with allowing premises to be used to use methamphetamine, Mr Pakes said.

A 47-year-old man was arrested in connection with outstanding warrants and charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply, possession of methamphetamine utensils and possession of cannabis utensils.

A 27-year-old woman was charged with being in possession of methamphetamine and utensils.

Mr Pakes said he was limited in what he could say while the matter was before the courts.

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