Police: Child found in car with 2 needles full of heroin

Police: Child found in car with 2 needles full of heroin

Laura Garcia is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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by WHAS11 editors

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Posted on March 26, 2013 at 5:03 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville woman was arrested over the weekend after police said she gave officers permission to search her vehicle.

According to a police report, 23-year-old Laura Garcia and another woman were observed to be "manifestly under the influence of unknown substances" to the point of posing a public safety risk.

Police said Garcia gave officers permission to search her car where they found Garcia's child playing back seat.  Not only did officers find a child, but said they also found two needles loaded with heroin - one in the console and one under the passenger seat in easy reach of the child.

Garcia is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

It is not clear at this time if the woman with Garcia was arrested or charged.

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