An investigation by East Ridge police and the TBI into alleged narcotics abuse by a Burr Street woman has led to the arrest of her boyfriend and the father of her child.
Hamilton County Jail records show that Patrick Chad Young, 42, of 6503 Burr Street, was charged with Child Endangerment, Possession of Schedule VI Drugs, Possession of Schedule I Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. It is unclear when he is to appear in municipal court.
According to an affidavit of complaint, on Aug. 2, ERPD assisted officials with Child Protective Services with a well-being check at the Burr Street address. CPS had received a tip that the woman _ whose name was redacted from the report _ was a known narcotics user who had previously had three of her children removed from her custody. The complaint to CPS also stated that Young was also using illegal drugs.
The report states that ERPD had been investigating Young since receiving a formal narcotics complain in mid-July from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. That complaint states that Young had attempted to sell narcotics to a juvenile and that the TBI believed Young was selling dope from the Burr Street address.
In late July, ERPD investigators came into possession of drug paraphernalia and a container with meth residue taken from a female subject at the LaQuinta Inn. The woman allowed police to view her Facebook messages which confirmed she was at the motel to meet Young. The woman told police that she had scored meth from Young.
On Aug. 2, police knocked on the door of the Burr Street house and a woman matching the description of who they were looking for looked out the curtains but refused to open the door. At this point, the report states, police decided to obtain a search warrant for the house.
As police were drafting the search warrant, Young arrived on the scene, the report states. Young approached officers and said that he had come to the house after seeing their presence on surveillance cameras that he was remotely monitoring. The report states police decided to call in a K-9 to conduct a sniff of the exterior of Yong’s vehicle. The K-9 was alerted to the odor of narcotics, and officers completed the search warrant concerning the house to also include Young’s vehicle.
After the search warrant was granted, officers entered the house and immediately saw drug paraphernalia scattered about. The woman they were looking for was found hiding in a storage shed behind the house. The child was found in the living room of the house, apparently unharmed.
According to the report, officers located a small amount of suspected heroin and a couple grams of reefer. The report states that police also found a large amount of syringes and numerous spoons with white residue scattered about the house.
The report states that police also found a radio monitoring the channel used by ERPD. They also checked out a very sophisticated video surveillance system. In the bedroom of the house police found body armor along with several law enforcement badges, include one from the Chatsworth, Georgia Police Department.
The report states that officers gained entry into a large safe in the bedroom. Inside was more drug paraphernalia, a small amount of suspected narcotics, two shotguns and a .32-cal revolver.
A search of Young’s vehicle produced an AR-15-type rifle, five handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. The report states the narcotics, paraphernalia, firearms and ammo were all seized pending investigation.