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Four arrested in Wheatfield home during probe of underage drinking

WHEATFIELD – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies on Friday morning arrested four people at a Cayuga Drive Extension home that was the scene of underage drinking.

Deputies, who also said they found several Ecstasy tablets within arm’s length of a 7-month-old baby, were called to the home about 9 a.m. to check on the welfare of the baby girl, who was in a bedroom upstairs.

A teenage girl described as “highly intoxicated” who became belligerent with deputies was charged with disorderly conduct. She was identified as Camille L. Ballantine, 18, of Linwood Avenue, Niagara Falls.

An unidentified teen was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, according to reports. Several others who told police they had come to the address to smoke marijuana were dispersed by police.

Marteen M. Crogan, 21, of Mount Hope Road, Lewiston, identified as the mother of the baby, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, as was Jimmy Leon, 22, of the Cayuga Drive address,identified as the baby’s father. He could faces additional charges pending laboratory tests on suspected drugs, deputies said.

Child Protective Services was also contacted, police said.