Four Arrested on Child Endangerment and Drug Charges in Visalia
VISALIA – A man and woman were taken into custody on Thursday afternoon after officers found drugs and a young child in their vehicle, according to police.
Visalia police officers were in the area of County Center Drive and Campus Avenue around 4:20 p.m. when they saw 41-year-old Curtis Wayne Severns engaging in what they believed to be drug-related activity. When officers approached Severns, they found 32-year-old Kaycie Marie Lower and her 18-month-old child in the car with him, as well as 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine and more than two pounds of marijuana.
Severns was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and marijuana and child endangerment. This is not the first time he has been behind bars, as he has a history of drug-related arrests. Lower was taken into custody for child endangerment.
The previous day, narcotics officers and detectives with the Gang Suppression Unit arrested another man and woman on drug charges. Police were serving a warrant as part of an on-going investigation into the sale of methamphetamine at Lincoln Park. A search of a home in the 700 block of N. Bridge St. revealed 2.5 ounces of meth. Detectives also discovered packaging material, a digital scale, cash and other items related to drug sales. They also found two children in the home, who were taken into the custody of Child Welfare Services.
Police arrested Garret Bass, 30, and Cynthia Perez, 32, both of Visalia, on charges of selling drugs, selling within 1,000 feet of a homeless shelter, child endangerment and maintaining a residence for drug sales.
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