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

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.

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

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