According to a press release by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to a complaint of suspicious activity by at least four individuals and a small child in room 10 of Villa Motel sometime before 5:30 a.m.
Upon arrival, deputies were initially unable to get anyone inside the room to answer the door so the welfare of the unidentified child could be checked. However, they were able to look inside the window of the room.
Near the door, deputies noticed an infant child was sleeping in a car seat carrier.
After repeated attempts to wake the female, she finally answered the door. When it opened, deputies reported the "overwhelming odor of burnt marijuana enveloped" them at the door.
While speaking with the female, three suspects, who were reported present in the room earlier, returned to the motel.
Zachariah Jones, 20, Brazil, and Chelsea Gallagher, 18, Greencastle, were taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center.
Jones was preliminarily charged with maintaining a common nuisance, while Gallagher was preliminarily charged with visiting a common nuisance, bringing a child to a common nuisance and neglect of a dependant.
The two unidentified 17-year-old juveniles were detained on allegations of delinquency involving visiting/maintaining a common nuisance.
The 1-month-old child was released to the custody of a family member and Child Protective Services to be medically evaluated.
Officials confirmed the case files in this matter have been turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for further review. No further information is available due to the ongoing investigation.