MANATEE -- A Bradenton man has been charged with selling heroin with a child in his vehicle, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
An undercover officer contacted Quincy Price, 27, and ordered three bags of heroin Tuesday afternoon, according to an arrest report. Price told the officer to meet him at 26th Street West and First Avenue West and call Price when he arrived. After the call, Price had the officer follow him to the City Walk Apartments at 2019 Fifth Street W.
The undercover officer approached Price's driver-side window and saw there was a woman in the passenger seat with a child in her lap. He bought three bags of heroin from Price for $60 and both the undercover and Price drove off.
The substance tested positive for heroin, and the undercover officer decided to conduct another transaction and arrest Price out of concern for the child's safety, according to the report.
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The officer set up another transaction with Price in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts at 5235 14th Street W. at 6:50 p.m. Price sold another three bags of heroin for $60, and this time the child was asleep in the backseat.
After the purchase, law enforcement arrested Price without incident and Child Protective Services was called.
Deputies searched the vehicle and found another 12 bags of heroin, weighing about 1.5 grams, rock cocaine and marijuana.
Price was charged with willfully abusing a child without great harm, selling heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.
He is being held in the Manatee County jail on $137,620 bond.