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Pair arrested on drug charges with three small kids in car

Alicia Utley and Steven Hurt (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail) Alicia Utley and Steven Hurt (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

Two people are facing charges after Evansville Police say they found drug related items in a car with three small children. 

Officers say they stopped the car near Kerth and Waggoner around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday because the license plate was registered to a different vehicle. 

They say the driver, 20-year-old Steven Hurt, was placed into handcuffs because he kept grabbing at his belt line.

Police say they found a glass pipe with meth inside of it when Hurt was searched. 

They say the passenger of the car, 24-year-old Alicia Utley, had a warrant and was argumentative with officers.

During a search of the car, police say they found a bag with several glass pipes with drug residue. They say there was also a container with prescription narcotics, and several other drug related items. 

Police say a a cigarette box containing four syringes, one loaded with a substance, was found under the seat.

They say it was easily accessible to the three young children in the car. 

CPS was called to take the kids to a safe location. 

Hurt faces several drug possession charges.

Utley is facing a charge for the syringe possession and three neglect of a dependent charges. 

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