A Rock Hill father was jailed on child abuse and drug charges after police found heroin, drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol in the car in which his toddler daughter was a passenger, according to police records.
Heyward Wurdemann, 23, of Rock Hill, was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and possession of heroin, according to jail records. He was placed in the Rock Hill city jail, where he remained Wednesday under $4,500 bond.
Officers responded to a report of a suspicious gray Kia Spectra parked in the 1200 block of Flint Street Extension around 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. While speaking with driver Christopher Munn, a report states, an officer noticed a powdery substance on the lid of a plastic drink cup in the center console between Munn and Wurdemann, who was in the passenger seat. Wurdemann then tried to blow the substance off the lid.
Police were given permission to search the car. Inside a folded $5 bill wedged below the radio officers found 0.1 grams of heroin, the report states. Wurdemann, Munn and a third adult, Bridgett Harden, denied knowing any drugs were in the car.
An officer found a syringe in the cargo pocket of the driver’s shorts and a used syringe on the floorboard of the car where Harden was sitting, police say. They also found a digital scale and a plastic bag with trace amounts of heroin on the floor where Wurdemann was seated.
Wurdemann claimed an open container of Jägermeister in the passenger side door, police said. His 2-year-old daughter was taken into emergency protective custody due to the drugs, paraphernalia and open container inside the car.
The toddler, who was secured in a child seat, had a soiled diaper and “minor cuts and open wounds” on her chin, police said. The state Department of Social Services took custody of the girl.
All three adults were charged with possession of heroin, and Munn was also charged with driving under suspension, according to the report.