A Florida man is in the Shelby County Jail after authorities say he brought his child to a drug deal in Pelham.
27-year-old Ryan William Leacock is charged with child endangerment, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $1.516 million.
Investigators say he drove from Florida to Pelham with his 7-year-old daughter to meet with an undercover narcotics investigators where he tried to sell $4,000 worth of methamphetamines.
The arrest happened shortly after midnight Friday morning near the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 119 in Pelham. Lt. Hammac said undercover investigators made contact with Leacock, who investigators said, transported 57.84 grams of meth to a store parking lot.
That’s when investigators discovered the child sleeping in the car. She was unharmed, taken by the Shelby County Department of Human Resources and underwent a wellness check at Children’s of Alabama.
“My heart breaks for the young child and I am incredibly grateful for the quick and passionate response of the Shelby County Department of Human Resources. Exposing a child to a life of drug trafficking and drug deals is despicable,” Lt. Clay Hammac of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force said.
Source: WBRC (Mia Watkins, Digital Content Producer and Rick Journey, Reporter)
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