A Valley Stream man was high on drugs as he carried his 4-month-old son recklessly Wednesday at a Levittown flea market, Nassau County police said.

Eric Boesenberg, 49, of 129 Cedar St., appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic when police responded to a call about a man, possibly intoxicated, with an infant at the Tri-County Flea Market & Jewelry Exchange, 3041 Hempstead Tpke., at about 6:30 p.m., according to a news release.

A police spokeswoman said Thursday Boesenberg was carrying his son "recklessly" as he went to the flea market, where 300 vendors are located, for a haircut. Police could not say specifically how the infant was being carried.

Police found Xanax pills -- for which he did not have a prescription -- and crack cocaine in Boesenberg's vehicle, police said.

He was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

His son was not injured and was released to his grandmother, police said. Child Protective Services also was notified.

Boesenberg is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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