Two men face multiple charges in Richmond after a small child was found wandering on a city street without supervision, according to police.
The child's father, Steven Welton, 27, of Richmond, and Andrew Romans, 27, of Irvine, were charged Wednesday after a social service worker flagged down an officer on patrol on Woods Trail and reported finding a 1½ -year-old child on the road.
The officer located Welton, and during a search of a home on Woods Trail, they found Romans in a bathroom.
The search also turned up three small packs of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the home, police said.
Marijuana also was found on Romans; several syringes and a handgun were discovered in his vehicle, police said. Romans allegedly tried to discard two plastic bags of meth, seven hydrocodone pills and two morphine pills in the back of a cruiser on the way to jail, police said.
Welton is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Romans is charged with trafficking in marijuana, two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.
Both were taken to the Madison County jail.
Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.