Osvaldo Aaron Ramirez (Source: McLennan County Jail)
Tomas Jecel Ramirez (Source: McLennan County Jail)
WACO, TX (KXXV) -
Three people have been arrested after police say they endangered a toddler by leaving drugs and handguns in areas accessible to the child.
Waco police were called to the Wood Hollow Apartments around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday when a 2-year-old boy was found wandering in the apartment complex parking lot by himself.
Officers found a brother of the toddler and learned they lived in the complex with their mother and another brother.
While officers investigated, they found two handguns that would have been accessible to the 2-year-old and marijuana stashed in a baby stroller.
During a further search of the apartment, officers said they found methamphetamine, heroin, edible marijuana gummy bears, and drug paraphernalia.
Police said the toddler had access to actual gummy bear vitamins, which were in close proximity to the marijuana gummy bears.
Police arrested the three adults who live in the apartment, 38-year-old Rosa Laura Galindo, 18-year-old Osvaldo Aaron Ramirez and 21-year-old Tomas Jecel Ramirez. Each was charged with abandoning/endangering a child and Galindo was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance and on traffic warrants.
The toddler was taken to the police department and later released to his uncle.