A father's attempt to teach his daughter a lesson about drinking backfired when the teenager led police to a stash of drugs and weapons in their home.
Kevin Winston, 46, called police at 2:45 a.m. Friday after his 16-year-old daughter came home drunk and unruly. When police arrived, however, the girl told them she feared for her safety because her father stored drugs and weapons in the home.
She led officers to a crawl space above the ceiling where they found four semiautomatic guns and more than 600 vials of cocaine.
Winston was charged with numerous weapons and drug charges. His five daughters were placed in the custody of a relative.
"He called us on her and ended up getting locked up himself," Newark Police Director Anthony Ambrose said.