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Jeffersontown man allegedly caught giving beer to children

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William G. Key (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) William G. Key (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Jeffersontown man hoping to adopt a son has been arrested after he gave beer to several children.

According to an arrest report, officers went an apartment on Palmetto Circle, near the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Old Six Mile Lane, at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, after hearing someone screaming repeatedly.

When they arrived, they allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the apartment. Police say they also heard a voice inside say that they had "drank three beers and smoked six up already."

When police knocked on the door, they were greeted by 40-year-old William G. Key, according to the arrest report. Inside the home, police say they saw four juveniles sitting around the kitchen table with beer bottles, empty baggies, a marijuana bong, a marijuana grinder, a small glass pipe and rolling papers.

Key allegedly told the officers that the screaming came from two children who were playing.

Police questioned Key about the alcohol and marijuana, and Key allegedly told them that no children had been drinking alcohol, or using marijuana. But when the officer told Key that the children were about to receive a breathalyzer test, Key allegedly told them that he had given the children alcohol, but that the marijuana was his.

The four juveniles around the table -- plus a fifth who was found in the apartment -- admitted to drinking beer, according to police, and this was reflected by the portable breathalyzer tests.

Police say two of the juveniles were Key's children, two of them were friends of Key's children, and the fifth was a son that Key said he hoped to adopt.

Key was charged with engaging in an unlawful transaction with a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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