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ATLANTIC CITY — A Margate woman was charged Thursday after she allegedly was found unconscious in the driver’s seat of her car with her child in the backseat and drugs in the center console.

At 3:38 p.m., Detective Ryan Kov and Officer Charlene Ruark responded to Arizona and Fairmount avenues for a report of an unconscious woman in the driver’s seat of a car with an infant in the backseat, police said in a news release.

Kov and medical personal found Jessica Muller, 41, unconscious, police said. The 911 caller, whom police did not identify, had taken the child out of the car.

When she became conscious, Muller showed signs of being under the influence of drugs, police said. Officers found cocaine and Xanax in the center console along with drug paraphernalia.

Muller and her child were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, for an evaluation.

Muller is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

She was released on a summons with a future court date.

Contact: 609-272-7241


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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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