POLICE: Dad arrested after trying to shoot up heroin with 2 kids in car
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Memphis, Indiana, father was arrested in Louisville late Friday afternoon after police say he tried to shoot up heroin inside a car with his two children -- ages 10 and 6 -- in the back seat.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Friday, just after 4:30 p.m., in the 3100 block of Wayside Drive, just east of the intersection of Cane Run Road and Kingswood Way.
Police say someone called police reporting that there was an unoccupied vehicle parked in a rear parking lot behind a dumpster.
But when officers arrived, they allegedly found a blue Volkswagen Jetta that was occupied by three people: 41-year-old Jason Clemmons and his two children, ages 10 and 6.
Police say as they approached the vehicle, Clemmons had a metal spoon in his lap and a hypodermic needle. According to the arrest report, Clemmons was in the process of drawing a dark, liquid substance -- presumably heroin -- from the metal spoon and into the hypodermic needle. When Clemmons saw the officer, police say he tried to hide the spoon and needle on the floor of the vehicle.
At that point, police told him to set the needle and spoon down and get out of the vehicle.
Clemmons was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), tampering with physical evidence and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.
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