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POLICE: 19-month-old found in vehicle with drug paraphernalia

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they have arrested two people after officers found a 19-month-old in a car with drug paraphernalia.

The arrest happened on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., according to arrest reports.

Police say they were conducting a narcotics investigation at the corner of 34th St. and Larkwood Avenue, when they saw 25-year-old Aaron Byerly climb out of a 2012 green Kia and meet with an individual on the sidewalk.

The pair conducted a drug transaction, according to police.

Police say they later stopped the Kia at the corner of 26th and Broadway for a traffic violation.

The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old John L. Napier allegedly had a baggie of heroin, and Byerly's 19-month-old son was in the back seat, unrestrained, according to police. Detectives allegedly found an uncapped needle in the seat pocket directly in front of the child.

Police say both Napier and Byerly placed the child "in danger of death or serious physical injury."

Both men were arrested and are charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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