POLICE: Louisville parents arrested after children found near assault rifle
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two Louisville parents after their two children were found in a home with marijuana and a loaded SKS assault rifle Sunday night.
According to arrest reports, police were conducting an investigation focused on 25-year-old Jaren Haynes. During the investigation, police say they watched Haynes enter the apartment belonging to 25-year-old Amy Harris, located on Falcon Crest Drive, near the intersection of Blue Lick Road and S. Park Road.
Police followed, and when they arrived at the door, officers say they smelled the "distinct odor" of marijuana.
Harris allegedly gave them permission to search the home. Inside, officers found a loaded SKS assault rifle on the floor, a handgun on the dresser, a bag of marijuana under the mattress and a digital scale with marijuana on top of it, according to the arrest reports.
There were also two children -- a 5-year-old and a 2-month-old -- in the home, police say. Haynes and Harris are the children's parents.
"All weapons and drugs were easily accessible to children present," police say.
Both Harris and Haynes were arrested at the scene and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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