A Wisconsin man allegedly forced his 8-year-old daughter to carry bags of suspected methamphetamine and ecstasy that he planned to sell, according to charges filed Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court.
Cheng Lor, 27, of Eau Claire, is charged with first-degree possession of meth with intent to sell, second-degree possession of meth and child endangerment.
According to the complaint:
Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies were called to a gas station in the 3400 block of Rice Street in Vadnais Heights about 7:22 p.m. Sunday. An employee called about a suspicious vehicle parked at a fuel pump, reporting that a man and young girl had been walking the area the past two hours.
Deputies separated the girl from Lor, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs. The girl had “cellophane baggies protruding from the front of her pockets,” the complaint said. The girl got teary-eyed when deputies asked what was in her pockets. She declined to hand the bags over, but nodded when deputies asked if they could retrieve them.
Deputies found a bag of blue and purple pills and another containing a white crystal substance, the charges said. The white substance tested positive for meth, and the pills were sent for further testing.
Lor was arrested and told police that he had asked his daughter to hold the bags, and that she had not consumed any of the contents. Lor told investigators that the bags contained meth and ecstasy, and that he planned to sell the pills for $7 to $8 each, according to the complaint.
Lor’s daughter was placed in the custody of relatives.
Lor has convictions for auto theft, domestic abuse and drug possession.