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Forum News Service, Published February 07 2014

Man accused of selling heroin with child present

DULUTH - Police arrested a man Thursday at a downtown Duluth hotel after he allegedly sold heroin while a 5-year-old girl was in the room.

Carvell Nashun Robinson, 31, faces charges of second-degree sale of heroin and child endangerment.

According to police, investigators from the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Duluth Police Department completed a search warrant at the motel and found an estimated 7 grams of heroin and more than $2,800 in Robinson’s possession.

Dorothy Irene Leoso, 25, whom police identified as an associate of Robinson, was arrested on a local warrant with additional charges possible. Authorities said Leoso’s 5-year-old daughter was staying in the room while Robinson allegedly sold heroin.

Robinson is on probation in St. Louis County for a previous drug conviction, police said, and is out on bail in Douglas County, Wis., where he faces charges of delivery/sale of heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was being held at the St. Louis County Jail.