Drug dealing parents order 5-year-old child to sit on bags of drugs to hide it from policeBy Mason White 1:36 PM October 1, 2014
|Marco and Sandy Cuevas|
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A 5-year-old boy was used by his parents to conceal their drug stash, according to police in California.
The boy and his siblings were removed from the home after the child tested positive for drugs.
According to police, the five-year-old child was taken along for a drug deal and he was found in possession of a half a pound bag of drugs.
His parents, Marco Cuevas, 31, and his pregnant wife, Sandy, 29, were arrested after police said that they were caught selling drugs from a car.
After the couple, who have three children, were arrested, his young son was found in the back seat with a bag of cocaine.
Surprisingly, preliminary tests showed that the child had a significant level of cocaine in his system.
The father was found with two ounces of cocaine, while his wife, who is said to be seven months pregnant, had $10,000 in cash when she was arrested on Friday.
A search of the family home in Sylmar, discovered more drugs and weapons, according to the sheriff’s office in Ventura County.
Officers seized $75,000 in cash, marijuana, pills, 16 weapons and nearly 3,000 rounds of ammunition.
The couple’s three children were taken into protective custody. Marco, who has a history of drug convictions, is being held in custody with bail set at $1 million.
He was charged with selling cocaine, conspiracy to sell cocaine, child endangerment and weapons violations.
Sandy was released after posting bail. She was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, conspiracy to sell cocaine and endangering the welfare of her children.