RICHMOND — After an 18-month-old child was found walking in the roadway Wednesday morning dressed only in a diaper, two men — one of them the infant’s father — went to jail, according to Richmond police.
Around 9:30 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 100 block of Woods Trail was flagged down by a social services worker who reported finding the child in the roadway unattended, the release stated.
The officer located the child’s father, Steven Welton, 27, at his residence on Woods Trail, along with Andrew Romans, 27, of Irvine, the police report stated.
Officers also discovered three small packs of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and various drug use paraphernalia after searching the residence. And they found a pill bottle containing marijuana on Romans’ person as well as a handgun and several syringes, according to the report.
As Romans was transported to the Madison County Detention Center, he attempted to discard two baggies of methamphetamine, seven Lortab pills and two morphine pills in the rear seat of the police cruiser, the report added.
Welton was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Romans was charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, one count of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with physical evidence.
Welton remained in jail Thursday afternoon on a $5,000 cash bond while Romans was being held on a $10,000 cash bond, according to jail records.