Charges against a Nashua man have been brought forth by the Rockingham County Superior Court grand jury for trial for a July incident in Salem.
The grand jury handed up information against Francis Sarson, 49, of Palm Street in Nashua on two charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
On July 4, Salem Police arrested Sarson and two others from Nashua and took two infant children into custody after the children were found in close proximity to drugs and alcohol in the back of a car.
Jose Ramos, 38, and Ashley Baga, 24, both of Nashua, had their two children taken to foster care by the Division of Children, Youth and Families after Ramos was charged with driving after revocation, theft, two child restraints violations and two counts of endangering child welfare.
Baga was charged with criminal liability for the conduct of another, felony drug possession and two counts of endangering child welfare. Sarson was charged with willful concealment, heroin possession, an open container violation and two counts of endangering child welfare.
Police said they were contacted by Target on South Broadway at 4:33 p.m. for a report of individuals who had just stolen seven cans of baby formula and were attempting to leave the lot in a blue Honda.
Ramos and Sarson had hidden the formula valued at around $100 in a diaper bag while Baga acted as lookout, according to police.
Employees at Target told police they saw two children in the vehicle and officers spotted the vehicle in the nearby Kmart parking lot.
An open container of beer was found on the backseat next to one of the children and police also determined neither car seat was buckled in. While removing the beer can, a loaded syringe was found on the seat next to it.
In addition, neither child was buckled in to their car seat, police said.
While police were questioning Baga, they said they found a "cylindrical screw top container attached to her keychain" that contained an assortment of non-prescribed pills.