Women Caught Smoking Crack as Girl, 4, Sits in Car: Police

Kristen O'Hara and Erica Anderson. Nassau County Police

Two Long Island women have been arrested after officers said they spotted them smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine in a car while a 4-year-old girl in the back seat.

The women, 34-year-old Erica Anderson and 29-year-old Kristen O'Hara, were cuffed on Thursday in Carle Place on child endangermant and drug possession charges.

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Authorities said officers patrolling the area saw the women and child in the car parked in a lot off of Old Country Road about 11 p.m. When they approached the vehicle, officers saw the women smoke what appeared to be crack.

When they asked the women to get out of the car, they refused. Authorities said the officers then opened the doors and put the women under arrest. The girl was released to a family member.

It's not clear how or if the child was related to either of the women.