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Drugs Hidden in Child’s Carseat: Man Arrested Also Charged in Burglary of Local Restaurant

Ron Kendrick

By Jessie Williams

A 40-year-old Red Boiling Springs man was arrested last week after local law enforcement discovered methamphetamine hidden inside the carseat his child was sitting in during a traffic stop. 

According to a report filed by Detective Jeff Hix of the Lafayette Police Department, Ron Carson Kendrick was found to have a baggy containing approximately 7.9 grams of a white, crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, one syringe and a glass vile containing approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine hidden inside the carseat his child was riding in. 

While Kendrick was removing the child from the carseat, Detective Josh McClard observed him also trying to remove the drugs.

While attempting to arrest him, Mr. Kendrick threw the glass vile containing the white, crystal substance and actively resisted arrest. 

A struggle ensued and detective McClard deployed his taser to gain compliance.

Kendrick was charged with resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence.

He was also charged with the January 19, 2024 burglary of Christine’s Kitchen, in which he entered through a rear door and removed a safe from inside the business containing cash, jewelry and documents.

For this crime, he was charged with burglary, theft of property over $2,500 and vandalism. 

His bond was set at $60,000, and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on March 13, 2024.