Casper police on Monday arrested a man on suspicion that he possessed heroin and that a young child may have been able to access the drug.

David Edward Sheets, 31, was booked into jail on recommended charges of heroin possession and child endangerment. He will likely make his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Charging papers say at about 8:45 p.m. Monday, an officer was sent to an apartment at 3300 Provence Court to assist the Wyoming Department of Family Services, which had received a report of Sheets using heroin and meth in the bathroom.

Once the officer arrived, Sheets said he had heard from his neighbor that authorities were at the apartment earlier in the day looking for Sheets.

Sheets and the person he lived with reportedly allowed police to search the apartment, though Sheets asked that the officer search quietly, as a child was asleep upstairs.

During the search, the officer allegedly found three marijuana pipes, eight small plastic baggies containing heroin residue and a rectangular piece of tin foil "commonly used as a makeshift pipe to smoke heroin," according to the affidavit.

The alleged heroin paraphernalia was reportedly found beneath the sink in the downstairs bathroom, within the child's reach.

Sheets allegedly told police that all of the drug paraphernalia belonged to him. The bags, he reportedly said, were left over from him buying and smoking heroin.

Sheets allegedly said that he usually smoked the heroin at a friend's house, but he had smoked in the apartment a few times. He reportedly told the officer that he would not smoke the heroin in front of the child or the adult he lived with.

A search of Sheets' person allegedly turned up a "tooter," which was a pen used to ingest heroin.

Sheets didn't want to tell police where the heroin came from, but he later said it came from Denver, Colorado. He later allegedly gave police the name of a Mills man who Sheets claimed provided heroin.

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