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Man living in garage with baby is arrested, suspected of using meth

Man living in garage with baby is arrested, suspected of using meth
Clayton Chavez, 26, was arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession after he and his 1-year-old were found in a garage, authorities say. (Riverside County Sheriff's Departrment)

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and other crimes after he and his 1-year-old child were found living in a garage in Riverside County, authorities said Monday.

Clayton Chavez and the child were found in the Wildomar garage after authorities responded to a report of possible illegal drug abuse at the location in the 3200 block of Central Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The 1-year-old was turned over to the county Child Protective Service agency, authorities said.

Chavez is also suspected of child endangerment, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of narcotics-related paraphernalia.

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Anyone with information about the case is asked to call authorities at (951) 245-3300.

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