The search has ended for a woman accused of leaving her small children alone in a room with drugs and a loaded gun.

Jessica Torres was recently apprehended in North Carolina and was returned to Berks County on Wednesday night, authorities said.   

Torres left three children near crack cocaine and a loaded handgun in the bedroom of an apartment on North 10th Street in Reading in January, police said.

Torres was committed to the Berks County Jail on $50,000 bail.