Pair arrested on drug charges with three small kids in car

Pair arrested on drug charges with three small kids in car

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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