Deputies arrest man found unresponsive in a car with a 5-year-old

2 months 14 hours 46 minutes ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 11:10:00 AM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
By: Morgan Riddell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CAMDEN COUNTY - John D. Varvera, 48, of Gravios Mills is charged with two felonies and denied bond after deputies found him unresponsive with a hypodermic needle in his arm on Saturday. He was found in a vehicle on Bear Paw Rd. with a 5-year-old child. 

Varvera was taken into custody after he become responsive. Deputies found suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Varvera is charged with one felony possession of a controlled substance and one felony first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

The child was taken into protective custody and released to the Children's Division.

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