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Search turns up drugs in Superior apartment

A Superior man is facing drug and child neglect charges after a search of his apartment turned up a baggie of marijuana and rolling papers easily accessible to a child at the residence.

Samuel M. Davey, 23, faces felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of marijuana, both as second offenses, and misdemeanor child neglect. He made an initial appearance May 8 in Douglas County Circuit Court and was released on a $5,000 signature bond.

Davey's next court appearance is set for Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint:

A search warrant was executed at the apartment on North 17th Street in conjunction with an unrelated case involving Davey's roommate. Davey was at the residence along with a second adult and a 6-year-old child.

Detective Michelle Lear smelled a strong odor of marijuana when she entered the apartment, and Davey admitted that paraphernalia found in the front living room closet — items used to smoke marijuana and a backpack containing a jar half-full of marijuana and a digital scale — was his.

A shelf unit at the apartment holding children's toys also contained a small baggie of marijuana and rolling papers, according to the complaint. The shelf was located near a highchair and low enough for the child to reach.

The felony charges each carry a maximum penalty of 42 months imprisonment and fine of up to $10,000. The misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of nine months imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.