Father Of Kids Who Died In Hot Car Faces Felony Drug Charges

Friday, March 5th 2021, 3:30 pm
By: Amelia Mugavero, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -

The man charged with child neglect after prosecutors said his two children died in a hot pickup truck while he was asleep is now facing with felony drug charges.

Dustin Dennis has been indicted on charges of using illegal drugs, as well as using phones to buy drugs, according to the U.S. Attorney's office of Northeastern Oklahoma.

The indictment said Dennis and his kids went over to his brother’s residence on June 12 so he could "do coke.” It also said that the next day, the same day the children died, Dennis did even more cocaine.

Prosecutors said Dennis’ two children climbed into his pickup truck and died in the heat. Ryan, 3, and Teagan, 4, died from complications of hyperthermia.

The indictment said the federal grand jury added two additional counts of child neglect for exposing each of the kids to the use, possession and sale of drugs.

Tulsa Police and FBI are the investigative agencies.