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Police allegedly find heroin on Christmas tree at Louisville home

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they found heroin in an unlikely place over the weekend: a Christmas tree.

According to an arrest report, officers were called to an apartment on Gills Court, near the intersection of Preston Hwy. and E. Manslick Rd., on Saturday at 6 p.m. after dispatchers received a report of a domestic dispute.

When officers arrived, they allegedly detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from the apartment. Police say they found drug paraphernalia and began to search the home, after getting the resident's consent.

They allegedly found a bag of powder (suspected to be heroin) in the oven, and another bag on the Christmas tree.

Additionally, officers allegedly found five pills (suspected to be Ecstasy) and three cell phones -- which rang continuously while officers were there, according to the arrest report.

Police arrested one of the residents, 35-year-old Edward D. Carney.

An 8-year-old and an 8-month-old were in the apartment at the time, and police say Carney placed them in "danger of death or serious physical injury" by having the drugs within reach.

Carney was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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