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Somerset Township residents charged with drug possession, endangering children

April 3, 2019

Two Somerset Township residents have been charged with keeping multiple drugs, including methamphetamine, in their home while two young children were there.

State police charged Robert Daniels, 31, and Nicole Romesberg, 27, both of David Lane, with the crime Tuesday after police were called to the home by Rent-A-Center employees who wanted authorities to check on an unresponsive man. The employees were at the home to repossess items and were let in by a 2-year-old child.

According to a probable-cause affidavit, police arrived at the home around 5:42 p.m. and were met by an “overwhelming smell of marijuana.” The drug was found in an open drawer in a child’s bedroom.

In addition to the 2-year-old, a 1-year-old was in the house. Police said Daniels and Romesberg had left their children with a known drug user and left the residence.

Police also retrieved a bag that Daniels gave to a friend. A search of the residence produced more marijuana, a digital scale, hundreds of baggies, a loaded revolver and money, according to the affidavit. In lockboxes police found nine different types of pills, baggies of marijuana, multiple small baggies with white crystal powder and 137 grams of suspected methamphetamine, police said.

The meth has a street value of $10,000 to $13,000, according to police. Romesberg also had $1,259 in a purse.

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Daniels has an additional second-degree felony firearm charge.

Both were arraigned Tuesday morning before on-call District Judge Sandra Stevanus, of New Centerville, and were sent to the Somerset County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bonds. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 16 before District Judge Ken Johnson, of Somerset.

Online court documents did not list attorneys for either person.