GILMANTON — Police said Friday that the two toddlers found on Mallard Ave. in the Sawyer Lake District were barely able to tell police their own names.
Sgt. Casey Brennan said that the two, one who was wearing only a diaper and one who was carrying a glass pipe that appeared to police to have been used, were brought to the police station by a passerby who saw them.
He said Chief Matt Currier spoke to the children and one of them was able to tell him her mother's first name.
Currier went to Mallard Road and began entering license plates until he found one car that was registered to a woman by that same first name. He said Currier went to the home and called for the woman to come outside and talk with him.
He said she had been sleeping and told Currier that the children are usually her alarm clocks but that they didn't wake her up that morning. Brennan said the woman lives in Northfield and was visiting a friend in Gilmanton who had already left for work.
Brennan said the woman faces possible charges for child endangerment and possession of a controlled drug. Because she hasn't been officially charged, Brennan declined to release her name.
The children were picked up at the police station by their father. The N.H. Division of Children, Youth and Families is assisting in the investigation.
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