Woman arrested for child neglect after drugs found at home

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 28-year old Beaufort woman was arrested Wednesday evening on child neglect and drug possession charges at her Mint Farm home in Beaufort County.

Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies say they were notified of Michelle Theresa Marcil's drug use and went to her home. During the investigation, deputies say consent was given to conduct a search of the home for suspected drug paraphernalia.

An incident report states that as deputies searched an area of the home, Marcil became uncooperative. The search was discontinued and a search warrant was then obtained.

According to investigators, the subsequent search yielded a quantity of the prescription narcotic, Oxycodone and various drug paraphernalia used to inject the drug.

Marcil was placed under arrest and charged with child neglect and possession of a controlled substance. She was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center where she remains awaiting a bond hearing.

Marcil's child, who was in the home, was released to the care of a family member.

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