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Police find toddler amongst drugs, guns in motel

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Police found illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, knives and guns inside a Kansas City motel, plus a toddler.

A man claimed he was drugged and his cell phone stolen. The phone was traced back to a Days Inn motel on Northeast Parvin Road and, after a little surveillance, investigators uncovered much more than a stolen phone.

"Almost every one of these containers that we came in contact with had either had pills, ecstasy, this looks like black tar (heroin), but we're not sure if it's an opiate," Sgt Danny Graves said.

From pills to drugs paraphernalia, laptops and cell phones, guns and knives, the report of a stolen cell phone led, once again, to another Northland motel where police said illegal activity is on the rise.

"We saw activity in both rooms and it didn't take too long it figure out it's something that needed to be dealt with," Graves said.

Officers knocked on the two motel room doors in question and from the outside could see drugs and drug paraphernalia. In one of the rooms there was something even more concerning - between two beds a child, not more than 4 years old, was asleep on the floor.

"Right next to where he is (the child), we had the drug paraphernalia was all over the floor and there were three loaded hand guns," Graves said.

Police said all three of the loaded guns were within reach of the child. In the same room detectives said were more than a dozen propane tanks, believed to be being used to make glass pipes used to smoke illegal drugs.

Officers could smell the propane when they entered the room and the tanks were also on the floor right next to the child.

"What's scary about it is, if you stay at one of these area motels, you could wake up in the morning not realizing what these guys are doing next door," Graves said.

In this case police said one of the suspects took one of the motel security cameras and rigged it to show anyone who was coming to his door. Now police will begin the tedious task of trying to return the discovered property to their rightful owner.

Investigators said they are seeing more and more cases like this in area motels and hotels and they know one day it could turn into an explosive situation.

"There is a potential for violent crime and we need to make sure we stay on top of it," Graves said.

Two people were taken into custody and the division of family services is taking care of the child.

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