Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A Burbank couple were charged Tuesday in connection with the discovery of drugs that police say were left within reach of their 10-year- old son.

Peter Jacquin and Deborah Charves, both 44, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts each of possession for sale of heroin and methamphetamine and one felony count each of child abuse and possession of a hand grenade.

Jacquin was arrested last Thursday after investigators witnessed a suspected drug transaction in a parking lot, and investigators later served a search warrant at the home, according to Burbank police.

The home — where Charves was detained — was found to include drugs and drug paraphernalia left out in plain sight and within reach of the couple’s son, police said.

Evidence of drug sales was located, along with methamphetamine and heroin, according to police.

Officers also found what appeared to be a hand grenade in a dresser drawer, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s bomb squad was called to remove the device, police said.

The two have remained jailed since their arrests last week, according to jail records. They are due back in court Nov. 3, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require them to stand trial.

The couple’s son was taken into protective custody, police said.

Wire reports 

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