HOLMES BEACH -- A Manatee County man has been charged with trying to lure three children into his car, which contained drugs, according to police reports.
Enrique Machuca, 22, was pulled over in Holmes Beach after police said they received a report around 9:45 p.m. Saturday about someone driving by children in the 2900 block of Avenue C and asking if they wanted a ride.
Officers said Machuca was driving a pearl-colored 2008 Mercury Milan that matched the victim's description.
Machuca is charged with three counts of luring or enticing a child under the age of 12, along with various drug charges.
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Machuca was released from the Manatee County jail after posting bonds totaling $9,620, according to the Manatee jail website.