Louisville man arrested after 3-month-old allegedly found in Chevy Cavalier with needles
Police say one of the needles was loaded with blood.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say a 3-month-old child was found inside a car with needles -- including one loaded with blood.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Monday, just before 1 p.m., near the corner of Colorado Avenue and Euclid Avenue.
Police say they saw 26-year-old Tommy Taylor drive a Chevy Cavalier southbound on Colorado Avenue while not wearing a seat belt. According to the arrest report, he then made a left turn onto Euclid Avenue without activating his turn signal.
At that point, police say they stopped Taylor.
According to the arrest report, Taylor told police that he did not have a valid operator's license and that there were needles in the vehicle.
In fact, police say they found three needles. Police say two were in a red bag that Taylor claimed. One of those needles was allegedly loaded with blood and "an additional substance."
According to the arrest report, the third needle was found in the back seat within reach of Taylor's 3-month-old child, who was also in the back. The child's safety seat was not strapped to the vehicle seat, police say.
Police say they found "other items associated with heroin use," including plastic bags with white residue and spoons with black residue on the bottom.
Taylor was arrested and charged with engaging in an unlawful transaction with a minor, driving without an operator's license, failure to signal or improper signaling, failure to wear seat belts, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to use a child restraint device in a vehicle and endangering the welfare of a minor.
He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
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