Oct 19, 2021 1:00 AM

Police find 1-year-old in car during SW Kansas drug bust

Posted Oct 19, 2021 1:00 AM
Schuckman photo Finney Co.
Schuckman photo Finney Co.

FINNEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on felony charges after a weekend arrest.

Just after 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15., police checked a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of S. 3rd Street in Garden City, according to a media release.

Officers made contact with 40-year-old Elliot Schuckman  and 44-year-old  Claudia Astudillo both of Scott City.

After further investigation, a search of the vehicle was conducted, where suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located. Schuckman and Astudillo were arrested at the scene. A 1-year-old child who was in the vehicle during the incident was taken into Police Protective Custody. 

Astudillo photo Finney Co.
Astudillo photo Finney Co.

Schuckman and Astudillo remain in the Finney County Jail on requested charges of Aggravated Child Endangerment, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.