Joliet Couple Arrested on Drug Charges and Child Endangerment

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Kody Campbell (32, Joliet) was arrested, processed, and released on a Notice to Appear for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Endangering the Life or Health of a Child.

Samantha McCaughn (27, Joliet) was arrested, processed, and released on a Notice to Appear for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Endangering the Life or Health of a Child.

On March 25, 2024, at 9:00 p.m., Officers responded to the Best Western Joliet (4380 Enterprise Drive) for a welfare check after staff reported overhearing the sound of a child crying coming from a guest room.

Officers learned that prior to their arrival, hotel staff went to the guest room and located a 5-year-old female who indicated that her mother and father were in the bathroom and have not come out. Hotel staff walked the child to the front desk.

Officers entered the guest room and located Campbell and McCaughn unconscious on the floor in the bathroom. Officers were able to wake both individuals, and both were evaluated by responding Joliet Fire Department paramedics. While in the room, Officers located and recovered suspected heroin and fentanyl from the bathroom.

Campbell and McCaughn were transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department. Officers placed the child in their protective custody, and she was also transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department for a medical evaluation. Officers noted that living conditions within the guest room appeared to be very poor.

Campbell and McCaughn were placed into custody and processed at the hospital. The child was placed into the care of the Department of Child and Family Services to be eventually placed with a different family member.

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