EPD: Three charged with neglect after drugs, guns found in apartment

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Three people were arrested on neglect charges, after police said they found drugs, guns, and bullets at an Evansville apartment.

Police responded to the 500 block of SE Tenth St. after receiving a narcotics complaint on the apartment.

The responding officer said he could smell marijuana coming through an open kitchen window.

Police said they found marijuana in plain view on the kitchen counter.

According to police, at least two handguns were found with loaded magazines.

Police said Kyro Haynes had a concealed carry permit and claimed to have purchased one of the guns, admitting to leaving it loaded on his kitchen counter.

Haynes allegedly told police he had found the second gun and usually kept it locked up in a safe. During a sweep of the apartment, police said they found the safe open and empty. Haynes allegedly told police there was no reason why Schwartz should have had his gun.

Schwartz had a prior conviction for dealing marijuana in 2013. Police said they found a total of 58.4 grams of marijuana in a mason jar on the kitchen counter.

Police said Schwartz does not have a permit to carry a firearm.

According to a probable cause affidavit, two known gang members arrived at the apartment to try to talk with the residents of the apartment while officers were waiting for Child Protective Services to conduct their process.

Schwartz was arrested and charged with dealing marijuana, dealing meth, narcotics possession, having a handgun without a license, neglect of a dependent, and maintaining a common nuisance.

Haynes and Shaundris Cook were also charged with neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance.

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(This story was originally published on March 12, 2019)

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