GREENSBURG, Pa. - A new dad is accused of selling heroin from his family's room in the maternity ward.
Cody Hulse's child was born Thursday and police say a few hours later, Hulse was arrested on accusations he was selling heroin out of the maternity ward.
Only Channel 11 was there as Hulse faced a judge Friday.
On his way to jail, Channel 11 asked him what he had to say about the allegations.
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"I have an addiction problem," Hulse said. "I do."
Police say they stopped a car on North Main Street and could see heroin bags in plain sight.
They asked the person where they got the drugs, which led officers to Room 511 of the maternity ward of Excela Health Westmoreland.
They found Hulse inside his girlfriend's room.
New dad accused of selling heroin from room in maternity ward the day his baby was born! Cody Hulse arraigned today, hear from him tonight! pic.twitter.com/dt3Zz15poi— Melanie Marsalko (@WPXIMelanie) October 20, 2017
They say he cooperated and told them he sold heroin to people who visited the room earlier that day.
Inside his pocket, police say they found 34 bags of heroin, needles, rubber bands and a spoon.
Channel 11 contacted Excela Health about the arrest and whether there's anything the hospital can do to prevent something like this from happening again.
A spokesperson told Channel 11, "We appreciate the efforts of the city of Greensburg Police Department. Excela Health's security team works cooperatively with local and state law enforcement on an ongoing basis to help insure our health care is delivered in a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees."
The baby's mother denied knowing he had heroin in the room, but said she knew he had issues with heroin in the past.
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