Kings County man, passenger arrested after reportedly being caught with unrestrained child and drugs in car

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.

Kings County man, passenger arrested after reportedly being caught with unrestrained child and drugs in car was last modified: August 20th, 2022 by admin
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