Apalonia E. Waldenmyer is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of misdemeanor injury to child after Boise police say she left a loaded syringe and other paraphernalia within the reach of two kids under the age of five at her Bench area home Tuesday morning.
Police also arrested Furley E. Chandler III on a felony meth possession charge. The 43-year-old Chandler was in the home, located in the 100 block of N. Allumbaugh Street, when police arrived around 9 a.m. Tuesday after getting a call from a third party who said the kids were in danger.
Police say the 23-year-old Waldenmyer gave police consent to search her home. Thats when officers found the syringe, a small package of methamphetamine and paraphernalia inside, according to reports. Police did not say if the kids were Waldenmyers but did say she was responsible for them.
Police arrested Waldenmyer and Chandler at that point and placed the two small children in the custody of a relative, according to reports.
It is unclear why police charged Waldenmyer with a misdemeanor injury to child since similar cases in the past have resulted in felony charges.
Both will make their initial court appearances Wednesday afternoon.