JOHNSONBURG — A Ridgway mom is in trouble with the law after police say her prescription drugs inadvertently fell into the hands of two children, including one of her own. 

Angela Solomon, 40, currently housed in Elk County Prison, was charged Thursday with endangering two children who ingested unknown quantities of a powerful sedative found in her purse. 

According to court documents obtained form Magisterial District Judge George A. “Tony” King’s office Thursday, Solomon left the purse, containing numerous bottles of prescription pills, in a common area of a Ridgway home on Oct. 21.

Two juvenile females inside the residence at the time, one of them Solomon’s own daughter, were reportedly able to open a non-child-proof pill bottle containing Klonopin, a powerful sedative, inside of the bag. After ingesting an unknown quantity of the drug, the children were reportedly taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment, according to court records. There was no update immediately available on their condition. 

Solomon was charged with two misdemeanor counts each of child endangerment, reckless endangerment and intent to possess a controlled substance. 

She remains confined to Elk County Prison, according to online court records. 

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. on Dec. 10 in Johnsonburg District Court. 

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