A Lexington woman was charged early Wednesday morning with two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after leaving two small children unattended for almost two hours.
Police said in a news release that Cheryl Ingram, 30, was stopped at 176 West New Circle Road because of a "suspicious vehicle carrying an air conditioning unit," and police found two outstanding warrants.
She told the officer she had been watching her two step-sisters, ages 2½ and 3 months, during the evening and allegedly left them with a friend about 2 a.m. Police went to 1862 Dalton Court and found both children unattended.
The children were checked out by medical personnel and then turned over to their parents.
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In addition to the charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, Ingram was jailed on charges of first-degree promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance and giving a false name or address, according to the Fayette County Detention Center's Web site.