Police: Call for abandoned child leads to drug charges

Police: Call for abandoned child leads to drug charges

William Wright is charged with 1st degree possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Print
Email
|

by Kelsey Duvall

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:49 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville man was arrested on multiple charges after police found him unconscious in his home.

According to the police report, officials were initially called to the home of William Wright because a neighbor reported a 2-year-old was left alone.

When authorities arrived, they found the child sitting outside by himself. Officers said the baby was crying from the heat and was dirty.

The officers then attempted to find the child's parents.

According to the report, the officers knocked on all the doors and windows, but it appeared no one was home until they looked through a window and found Wright unconscious and unresponsive on the floor with what they said appeared to be a needle in his possession.

The officers said they announced their presence several times and went in to ensure Wright did not need medical attention.

Wright was evaluated by EMS and gained consciousness.

Authorities said he then consented to a search, which led officers to a prescription pill bottle that contained four unknown white pills and a bronze-colored metal container that held crystal meth.

Wright is the legal guardian of the child and officials filed a report with CPS, who transported the 2-year-old to the Home of the Innocents.

Wright is charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor.
 

Print
Email
|