25 ounces of cocaine found in Bronx mother's diaper bag

An image released by the NY State Police shows the cocaine they say they found in a diaper bag a Bronx mother was carrying. (NY State Police)

A Bronx woman is in jail after police found 25 ounces of cocaine in her baby's diaper bag during a traffic stop in upstate New York.

According to the New York State Police, Shante Pleasant, 33, was pulled over on I-87 near the town of Coxsackie in Green County. 

Authorities discovered that she did not have a valid driver's license, and were preparing to tow her car when they decided to take inventory of what was inside the vehicle. 

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Inside the car, police found 25.3 ounces (718.5 grams) of cocaine concealed inside her baby's diaper bag. Pleasant was driving with two of her children, a 13-year-old and a 7-month-old, at the time of her arrest. 

Police arrested Pleasant, and she is facing charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

It was unclear if she had a lawyer who could speak on her behalf.

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