Two arrested on drug charges after sleeping in vehicle with a baby in the back seat

ESCANABA — On Monday, July 8, 2019 at approximately 1:05am, Delta County Central Dispatch received a call of a male and female sleeping in their vehicle with a baby in the back seat in the parking lot of Walmart. Escanaba Public Safety Officers arrived to check on the welfare of the individuals.

Officers had to make several attempts to wake the male and female to check on their condition. Both the adult individuals were awoken and seemed to be in some distress. Officers requested Delta County Central Dispatch to have Rampart EMS summoned to the scene to evaluate all three of the occupants. Rampart conducted an assessment and found no medical condition at that time.

Officers conducted further investigation and found the female occupant to be Ashley Reilly, 21 years old, out of Houghton Michigan in the driver’s seat and her male passenger Ryan Timko, 33 years of old, also from Houghton. During the investigation it was determined the K9 Unit from the Delta County Sheriff Department be summoned to the scene.

Deputy McDonough and K9 Jet conducted a cursory sweep of the vehicle’s exterior with K9 Jet given an indication of drugs being located within the vehicle. The investigation led to Officers locating approximately 40 grams (1.5 ounces) of crystal methamphetamine, a scale, over 90 small plastic baggies, and a glass smoking device.

Reilly was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, child neglect, and lodged at the Delta County Jail on the charges. Timko was arrested on two outstanding warrants out of the Houghton County. The eight month old baby that was in the back seat of the vehicle was subsequently turned over to Delta County Child Protective Services.

Nothing further will be released at this time.