Photo: LATINO BLOTTER: Father Arrested After Drugs, Alcohol Found in Car Next to Son, 9
A New Mexico father has been arrested and charged with drug possession and child abuse after police found him in the car with weapons, drugs, alcohol, and his son.
Ramundo Morales was arrested by Albuquerque, N.M. police after officers found him with drugs and weapons in the car with his 9-year-old son, who was sitting in the passenger seat.
A lapel camera on one of the officers on the scene recorded a video, obtained by KOAT, of the stop, which included the discovery of open beer cans, two loaded hand guns, a knife, cocaine, mushrooms, and pot.
A cocaine pipe was found next to his seat and officers reported it was still warm. When questioned about the pipe, Morales claimed it was warm not because it had been used recently, but because it was warm in the car.
Morales was initially stopped by police when they noticed he was driving with a crack in his windshield and because his license plate number did not come up in their system. He was arrested near Motel Six in Albuquerque where he was living.