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DECATUR — A 32-year-old man was arrested after he left his 2-year-old child at home alone while 40 grams of crack cocaine, digital scales and a loaded 9 mm handgun were inside the residence, police said.

The man was arrested after police executed a search warrant at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday at his home on the city's west side, a sworn police affidavit said. The front door to his home was left unlocked, and officers found a 2-year-old inside alone, the affidavit said. Officers also found about 40 grams of crack cocaine, digital scales and a handgun with a loaded magazine in the residence, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said the man admitted to knowing the location of the firearm and possessing the crack cocaine. He told police he left his child at home while he took another child to school, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said the man is a felon and not allowed to have a firearm. He is facing preliminary Class X felony charges of manufacture/delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine and armed violence. He also faces preliminary charges of possession of a weapon by a felon and endangering the life of a child.

Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. He is being held in Macon County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.


2019 mug shots from the Herald & Review

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