Kings County man, passenger arrested after reportedly being caught with unrestrained child and drugs in car
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A Kings County man was recently arrested after allegedly speeding while carrying narcotics in the vehicle along with his unrestrained 2-year-old child, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, August 10, a deputy pulled over a speeding vehicle in the area of 17th Avenue and Davis Circle and contacted the driver, identified as 38-year-old Carlos Hernandez. Also in the vehicle were Hernandez’s 2-year-old child, who was not wearing a seatbelt, and another man identified as 34-year-old Leovardo Alcaraz, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Alcarez turned out to be on searchable probation out of Kings County, allowing deputies legal authority to search the vehicle. K-9 Deputy Miko was also at the scene and alerted to the presence of possible narcotics in the vehicle.
Deputies reportedly found nine baggies hidden under the vehicle floorboards containing a white crystalline powder, within reach of the child, which was later confirmed via testing to be methamphetamine.
Hernandez was ultimately arrested and booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, and child abuse, with bail set at $400,000.
Alcaraz was arrested and booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, with bail set at $150,000.
Kings County Child Protective services responded to the scene to take custody of the child, the Sheriff’s Office said.