Infant Found Alone in Running Vehicle with Drugs, Guns; Two Arrested for Child Endangerment and Drug Violations

Hercules police have arrested two individuals on charges of child endangerment and suspected drug violations after discovering an infant left alone inside a running vehicle containing marijuana and prescription drugs. The incident occurred at a home repair store in the 1600 block of Sycamore Avenue, where officers were initially dispatched for a theft report.

According to a statement released by the Hercules Police Department, officers arrived at the scene around 4:25 p.m. and observed the two suspects exiting the store. Approaching a Chevrolet Cruze parked in a handicap spot, the officers noticed the engine was running and an infant was left unattended inside the vehicle. Both suspects were recognized by the officers, with one of them already on probation for felony robbery.

Following the discovery, a probation search was conducted, leading to the seizure of significant quantities of marijuana and promethazine. The marijuana was found to be packaged for sale, while the promethazine lacked a prescription label. Additionally, a subsequent probation search at one of the suspect’s residences in Hercules uncovered further marijuana, as well as an unregistered assault weapon and an unregistered pistol.

The Hercules Police Department confirmed that the child was placed under the care of a different family member. In addition to the charges of child endangerment and drug violations, the police will also pursue gun charges against one of the suspects due to the discovery of the unregistered firearms, including an assault rifle.

Author: CrimeDoor

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