A Fort Wayne man faces multiple charges and his 5-year-old son is now in the care of the Indiana Department of Child Services following a three-month investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division.
According to a news release from police, detectives had purchased crack cocaine from Cameron Malone multiple times and on Wednesday after witnessing Malone appear to make a drug deal, they stopped his vehicle in the 1200 block of East Dupont Road.
When detectives approached the vehicle they found the windows of the vehicle were rolled down and a 5-year-old boy, who turned out to be Malone’s son, sleeping in the back seat with no child restraint.
Inside the vehicle they found a digital scale with residue that tested positive for cocaine and white powder on the seat that also tested positive for cocaine. Outside the vehicle two bags with what turned out to be just over five grams of cocaine were found.
After obtaining a search warrant for Malone’s residence in the 1400 block of Runnion, police found 2.7 ounces of cocaine, some marijuana, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, another digital scale and $4657 in cash.
A majority of the cocaine was found in the kitchen in a food container top of the microwave within easy reach of a child.
The news release indicated it appeared that the boy found in the vehicle did live at the home with Malone who faces the following charges:
- Dealing Cocaine or Narcotic Drug (5 counts, Level 2)
- Possession of Methamphetamine (1 count, Level 6)
- Maintaining a Common Nuisance
- Neglect of a Dependent
- Possession of Paraphernalia
- Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana