A 29-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon at a Child Protective Services office on allegations that he smoked methamphetamine in the presence of his two young children, an arrest affidavit states.

Bennie Miles Suggs, of Moody, was arrested by the Waco police Street Crimes Unit at the CPS office at 801 Austin Ave., after Bellmead police issued a state-jail felony warrant for endangering the welfare of a child. Bellmead police allege Suggs had been using methamphetamine in front of his 1-year-old daughter and 6-month-old son.

According to the arrest affidavit, Bellmead police were conducting interviews about a separate possible criminal offense when witnesses told police Suggs was using illegal drugs. Witnesses said Suggs was smoking meth out of a glass pipe in front of his children at a Bellmead motel in October.

"The witnesses were interviewed separately and corroborated each others' statements. The witnesses have experience with methamphetamine," the affidavit states. "The defendant had tested positive for methamphetamine when the test was conducted for a related child custody case."

Waco police verified the warrant and took Suggs to McLennan County Jail without incident. Suggs, who also had three outstanding traffic citations, remained in custody Tuesday with bond listed at $3,000.

Bellmead police Lt. Kory Martin said police continue to investigate the allegations and additional arrests may follow.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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