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2 face drug, child endangerment charges

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Madie L. Fritz Madie L. Fritz
LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Two Lancaster County women are facing drug and endangerment charges for an incident involving two young children.

Manheim Township police said officers on January 26 were investigating a report of a woman using drugs in a vehicle at a parking lot in the 2000 block of Fruitville Pike when one of them saw 25-year-old Madie L. Fritz injecting something into her arm with a with a hypodermic needle while the children were asleep in the backseat.

The mother of the children, 24-year-old Beth A. Biagio, was found in a nearby store and brought back to the vehicle, where police said they found numerous items of drug paraphernalia, including needles and heroin packets, in a diaper bag.

Biagio, of Lancaster, was released pending a summons and has since been charged with endangering the welfare of children and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fritz, of Washington Boro, was turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Department on an outstanding bench warrant and has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said the children, both less than two years old, were turned over to other family members.

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