JACKSON, Miss. — A Gulfport couple is facing charges in Indiana after conservation officers said they found them inside a pickup truck smoking methamphetamine while their 5-year-old daughter was in the back seat.
Indiana conservation officers were called Wednesday afternoon to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near a shelter house in Clark State Forest, authorities said.
Officers found Bradley Gordon, 52, and Sheila Gordon, 31, in the truck. Their daughter was asleep in the back seat, authorities said.
“Further investigation revealed methamphetamine and paraphernalia, which the couple had been smoking while the child was inside the vehicle,” Officer Jim Hash said in a news release.
The couple was arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. They are being held in the Clark County Jail.
The child was temporarily placed in the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services, authorities said.