Louisville man arrested after child found in home with drugs, animal feces
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say his 9-year-old daughter was found living in a home infested with drugs, animal feces, cockroaches and "general squalor."
According to an arrest report, Louisville Metro Police visited the home of 37-year-old Mark McIntyre in the 1100 block of Sale Avenue, near Peachtree Avenue, just after 2 p.m. on Monday. Police say he was a wanted fugitive, and they'd received a report that McIntyre's daughter was living there with him in an environment that involved heavy drug use.
When officers arrived, they allegedly found McIntyre sitting in his bedroom next to a box containing a tourniquet "commonly used to inject heroin." His 9-year-old daughter was there with him, according to the arrest report.
Police say McIntyre gave them written permission to search his house. During the search, officers allegedly found narcotics packaged for sale, "resembling heroin and meth," as well as assorted drug paraphernalia, including scales and packaging materials.
A neighbor, who wants to remain anonymous, watched as police swarmed the house.
"I did see one of the policemen come out and put a girly lunchbox on the car and started pulling stuff out. It was obviously a works kit," the neighbor said.
"The environment in which the child was living was rife with animal feces, cockroaches and general squalor," the arrest report states.
The neighbor said people call the police frequently because of odd activity at the house.
McIntyre was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin and methamphetamine), endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections on a $5,000 bond. He was also ordered to not have contact with his daughter.
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