Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies say the parents of a 19 month old infant girl were found to be living in a drug infested apartment on Rand Street with drugs easily in reach of their infant who also slept in the same bed as her parents.
Derek Huntley 32, and his “wife to be” Rena Avery, 27, were stopped outside their apartment by Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies because their plates were phoney. Deputies discovered Huntley’s drivers license was revoked and he had no insurance. Deputies also noted that their 19-month old daughter was not safely secured in her car seat.
When deputies followed them up to their apartment they found the place disheveled and full of evidence of drug use, scattered feces and trash, all within reach of the child. The deputies’ drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs – and deputies found them – heroin and meth. Huntley was immediately arrested for drugs in his pocket along with a meth pipe. Their bedroom mattress was a mess with soiled diapers and evidence of feces and urine.
Deputies learned that the infant slept with her parents which bothered the deputies. They mentioned that adult heroin overdoses cause erratic, uncontrolled movements that are known to suffocate an infant sleeping next to them.
A county social worker arrived on scene and took possession of the infant for a thorough check up and will be cared for for as long as it takes for Huntley and Avery get their lives straightened out. Both were booked in to the Carson City Jail on charges of possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, child abuse, child neglect and child endangerment.