GAINESVILLE, Fla., (WCJB) -- Gainesville Police have arrested two people after they say they were selling and using drugs while a 2-year-old child was in their car.
33-year-old Larry Calhoun has been charged with possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession of marijuana, and child neglect without bodily harm. 31-year-old Shannon Alford has been charged with child neglect without bodily harm.
G.P.D. says they came across this issue after they got a call from a man who said he was being held against his will and forced to withdraw money from his bank to pay off a drug debt to the duo.
In their report, police say that the witness, Calhoun, and Alford went to the Wells Fargo bank on North Main Street in downtown Gainesville. Alford stayed in the car with the child, Calhoun waited outside of the bank, and the witness went inside to withdraw the money. Instead, he called police.
They say that when they arrived, the found that there was a bag of crack cocaine in a cup holder within arms reach of the 2-year-old child, and they smelled burnt marijuana. After reviewing their dash-cam footage, they saw that a small bag of marijuana had been thrown out of the car just as they pulled up, and found that as well.
Both Calhoun and Alford were arrested on the scene for child neglect and for the sale and possession of narcotics.
Calhoun is being held at the Alachua County Jail on a more than $120,000 bond. Alford is also at the jail and has no bond set at this time.