A Kane man is facing child endangerment charges after law enforcement officials found that he left drug paraphernalia in reach of children.
Jordon S. Vaughn, 20, of 1005 Welsh St., Kane, was arraigned Monday night before District Judge David Engman on two counts of endangering the welfare of children, third-degree felonies; and eight counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors.
According to the criminal complaint, at 5:13 p.m. July 11, Kane Borough Police were dispatched to Vaughn’s home to do a welfare check on a different resident.
Police knocked on the door, and the other resident answered. Police asked to step inside to speak to her, and she complied. The officer explained that someone asked for the welfare check due to an alleged domestic dispute earlier in the day, court records indicated.
The officer could smell marijuana and asked if there was any inside in the home; she replied no, the complaint stated.
According to court records, the officer saw several pieces of drug paraphernalia in plain view on the floor of the bathroom that allegedly belonged to Vaughn.
The officer called Children and Youth Services because there were two small children in the residence, the complaint stated.
Vaughn is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 16.