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.


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.