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Three indicted after drugs found in home with kids

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Three Louisville adults were indicted Wednesday on drug and child endangerment charges after allegedly staying in a Nelson County home where they possessed drugs in the presence of small children.

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Thomas W. Biggers Jr., 21, Timothy A. Harrington, 37, and Erica D. Cooley, 26, were all indicted on charges of complicity to first-degree possession of meth, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to first-degree criminal trespass and complicity to endangering the welfare of a minor.

Each of the charges stem from an offense on Jan. 2, 2017. According to criminal complaints previously filed in the cases, the three are accused of staying in a man’s vacant home on West Sandstone Court. Deputies with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were alerted of a suspicious situation at the home.

When law enforcement visited the residence, they found a marijuana bong in the living room along with a digital scale in the kitchen sitting on a child’s high chair, according to the complaint.

Two small children were located in one of the bedrooms.

Further search also revealed broken glass pipes with residue and a bag of a crystal-like substance, which was suspected to be meth, was found in a bathroom drawer and other drug paraphernalia were accessible to the children, according to the complaint.

Biggers and Cooley were also indicted as second-degree persistent felony offenders. According to the indictments, Biggers had previously been convicted of reckless homicide in Jefferson County in 2015. Cooley had previously been convicted of second-degree forgery and theft by unlawful taking in Bullitt County.

All three will be arraigned in court April 6.