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Lafayette man convicted of exposing child to heroin sentenced

Posted: 3:54 PM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 16:54:17-04

A state judge sentenced a Lafayette man to seven years in prison for his conviction on a cruelty to a juvenile charge.

Riad Adnan Qarib was found guilty of the charge by a jury in January. 

Qarib was accused of allowing his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to inhale heroin from a hookah while in his care and custody. The Department of Child and Family Services received the report and contacted the Lafayette Police Department who investigated the allegations, reported Stutes.  

Drug testing was done on Qarib, the mother of the child and the child and all tested positive for opiates and heroin, according to investigators.

The mother was charged in a bill of information with child desertion, but that charge eventually was dismissed, records show. 

Qarib was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center yesterday, records show. He had been out on bond since his conviction.