Motorist injects heroin in vehicle with kids on board

A man was under the influence of three different controlled substances while driving in South Williamsport with his 8-month-old daughter and 5-year-old son on March 22, according to South Williamsport police.

When a police officer initiated a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle on Route 15 in South Williamsport, he met Corey A. Balliet, 28, of Danville, who was “nervous, breathing heavy, shaking and sweating profusely,” an affidavit said.

A search of the vehicle resulted in police finding four hypodermic needles, 13 packets of heroin and various drug paraphernalia.

When police took Balliet to police headquarters in South Williamsport, Balliet admitted that he had used heroin earlier in the day in the parking lot of Wegmans, 201 William St., and had driven to McDonalds in South Williamsport sometime after to use heroin again, but was “deterred by his son’s need to use the restroom,” according to the affidavit.

A blood test revealed that while Balliet was driving, he had cocaine, heroin and oxycodone in his system, police said.

Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of children, driving without a license, and four counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, Balliet was released on $25,000 bail and then committed to Northumberland County Prison on a probation violation