Police: Woman bought, used drugs in front of children

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A woman has been arrested after she allegedly bought and used drugs in front of children.

According to the Canandaigua Police Department, 36-year-old Robin Vertigans was caring for children while engaging in various drug-related activities. 

Between January 2016 and April 2017, Vertigans allegedly bought illegal drugs, injected heroin, and used other illegal drugs while caring for the children.

Police say Vertigans also forced a minor to smoke marijuana. Chief Stephen Hedworth tells News 8 that the minor was not physically forced to smoke marijuana. 

Vertigans was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and arraigned in the Canandaigua City Court. She was sent to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.

Vertigans is due back in court on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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