York man gets probation after child goes to daycare with meth in sock

YORK – Chad Loreman, 47, of York, has been sentenced to probation in a case that involved a child going to daycare with methamphetamine in his sock.

The case initially started with six felonies related to dealing drugs and committing child abuse. As part of a plea agreement, he pleaded no contest to delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2A felony, and child abuse, a Class 3A felony. As part of the plea agreement four other felonies were dismissed.

The case began when the York Police Department was contacted by a local daycare, on a report that a young child was in possession of a suspected controlled substance.

According to court documents, childcare workers told the investigating officer that the kids were participating in an exercise activity when the youngster told staff something in his sock was bothering his foot. They told the officer the toddler took his shoe off and pulled out a baggie. The workers said inside the bag was a white crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine.

The officer tested the substance and it was confirmed to be methamphetamine.

According to court documents, the officer established through other agencies that there were also two other juvenile children in Loreman’s home.

Officers obtained a search warrant for Loreman’s house and found 1.45 ounces of concentrated THC, 90 small clear plastic baggies and a scale used for measuring illegal narcotics.

Loreman was facing a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the Class 2A felony and three years in prison with 18 months of post-released supervision.

He was then sentenced to three years of traditional probation. He was also sentenced to three future stints in jail (two 30-day stints and one 29-day stint) that can be waived if he is found to be in compliance with the terms of his probation (when the dates of those jail terms arrive).


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