Man arrested for giving meth to kids

The Chester Cunty District Attorney’s Office today announced the arrest of a Honey Brook man for giving methamphetamines to children. In a press release, District Attorney Tom Hogan said the 43-year-old defendant, Harold Theodore Nuse, was originally arrested for leaving three young children in a running vehicle with a gun while he went shopping.

Harold Theodore Nuse

The kids, boys, ages 6, 8, and 11, were found unsupervised a sleep in the vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado. Nuse and his wife Brandy Nuse were in a Walmart shopping, the release said.

According to the DA’s office, the incident happened 3:45 a.m. on Dec. 24 when state police noticed the truck running and a 9mm pistol in plain sight on the front console. The boys were in the back seat. When troopers woke them, they said they didn’t know where their parents were. At 4:15 a.m. the couple exited the store and returned to the Silverado.

Brandy Nuse is the mother; Harold Nuse is her husband but not the biological father of the three boys. Both were arrested and the boys turned over to family members.

During the investigation, one the boys told detectives that Harold Nuse had been feeding them crystal methamphetamine. Harold Nuse was subsequently charged with drug delivery, endangering the welfare of children and other offenses. Bail was set at $75,000.

“Guns and drugs don’t mix with children,” Hogan said in the press release. “Instead of caring for these children, the defendant was putting them at grave risk of death and serious injury.

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