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Cops say couple found passed out while tot wandered

Nicholas Rieth, 30, and Alicia Descalzo, 26, both

Nicholas Rieth, 30, and Alicia Descalzo, 26, both of Mastic, were arrested by Suffolk County police were arrested and face child-endangerment charges after a teenager found them on the ground, unconscious, near a Brentwood church - their 3-year-old son wandering, unattended, nearby, police said. Photo Credit: Handout - Newsday composite

A Mastic couple faces child-endangerment charges after a teenager found them on the ground, unconscious, near a Brentwood church - their 3-year-old son wandering, unattended, nearby, police said.

The teenager, who was not identified, called 911 after making the find at the rear of 1018 Suffolk Ave. near the Universal Church, at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, Suffolk County Police said.

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Arrested were Nicholas Rieth, 30, and Alicia DeScalzo, 26, both of Mastic Road.

Police said Rieth was found holding two hypodermic needles. He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and first-degree loitering. DeScalzo was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and first-degree loitering, police said.

DeScalzo is due in court on Tuesday; Rieth on Jan. 28.

Police said the toddler was placed in the custody of Suffolk County Child Protective Services. His condition was not immediately known Monday.

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