Police: Two found passed out in car with toddler in backseat

EPD: 2 found passed out in car with toddler in backseat

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say they arrested two people after they were found passed out in their car with a two year old in the backseat.

It happened in the 3900 block of N. 1st Ave around 3:25 a.m. Thursday.

According to officers, they found 25-year-old Morgan Clark and 24-year-old Spencer Franklin with the car turned off. Police say the couple and the child were all sweating profusely.

Officers say they placed the toddler in their air conditioned police car, and she was later put in the care of the Department of Children’s Services.

Police say they found synthetic drugs in the car.

They say Clark and Franklin were both under the influence and unable to care for the child.

Clark was arrested for Neglect of a Dependent and Possession of a Synthetic Drug. Franklin was arrested for Possession of a Synthetic Drug.

Police want to remind everyone to call when they see something suspicious, but when you do call make sure you are as detailed as possible.

“Everybody that’s out on the sidewalk or that’s asleep on the park bench doesn’t necessarily mean they’re in distress," EPD Sgt. Jason Cullum said. "We get a lot of calls on those and all we’re doing is interrupting someone’s nap, but if you see someone in a vehicle 2-3 o’ clock in the morning there’s a small child in there that’s something.”

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