A man and a woman accused by police of being under the influence of PCP while their three children were in the house have been charged with possession of PCP and reckless endangerment, authorities said.
A Northern District officer went to the house in the 100 block of Hammerlee Road early Thursday after a man called the police dispatcher on 911 and said, "She's dead," before hanging up.
The officer found a woman unconscious on the living room floor of the house. A man was standing above her saying, "She's dead," and three children -- a 4-year-old girl and two boys, 9 and 11 -- also were standing over the woman, crying and yelling that their mother was dead, police said.
The woman opened her eyes and lifted her head after a few minutes, police said. Her eyes were red and glassy and her speech slurred. The officer, suspecting an overdose, called county paramedics and she was taken to North Arundel Hospital, police said. She was released shortly before 5 a.m. and taken to the district station and charged.
The man was arrested after he tried to get to the woman as paramedics were helping her, police said. He resisted by throwing his elbows wildly, police said.
Officers found a bottle that was half-full of a substance that field tested positive for PCP in the refrigerator, police said. The PCP had an estimated street value of $500 to $600, police said.
The children had to share a single bed, police said, and there was little food in the house. A relative of the woman took custody of the children.
Barbara Ann George, 26, was being held on charges of drug possession and reckless endangerment, police said. Robert William Brady, 30, was being held on those charges as well as charges of resisting arrest and hindering.