PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WHDH) - Rhode Island state police arrested one man on drug charges and another man for neglect of a child after a traffic stop in Providence Friday morning.

According to Rhode Island state police, troopers stopped a car on Orms Street in Providence around 10:45 a.m. for multiple motor vehicle violations.

The driver, who was identified as Corwin J. Tetreault, was found to be driving without a license and was taken into custody.

While troopers inspected the vehicle for towing, they found 351 packets of synthetic marijuana and $1,195 inside the car. According to police, Tetreault claimed ownership of both the marijuana and the cash.

A man identified as Hector Ortiz was also riding in the car, along with his 3-year-old son.

Police said the car was filled with partially eaten food debris and scattered garbage, and that it smelled of urine. An investigation revealed Ortiz was living in the car with his son, and he had loaned the car to Tetreault to deliver the drugs.

A statement provided by Tetreault’s girlfriend revealed all three adults were smoking the synthetic marijuana inside the car, with the 3-year-old present.

Ortiz was also taken into custody without incident. DCYF responded to the scene and took custody of the 3-year-old boy.

Tetreault was charged with possession with intent to deliver synthetic marijuana, driving under the influence, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Ortiz was charged with cruelty to or neglect of a child, forgery and counterfeit of registration plates, and giving false documents to a public official.

Tetreault and Ortiz will be arraigned in 6th District Court on Monday.

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