Women Indicted For Child Abuse

Las Cruces – A Dona Ana County mother is facing felony child abuse charges after her infant daughter tested positive for cocaine.

Yvonne Sanchez was indicted on two charges earlier this week. She remained in custody Friday.

Court documents say the 26-year-old Sanchez was originally arrested in October after police responded to a parking lot fight and recognized her vehicle as being involved in an earlier crime.

The court documents say her three children were found in a "filthy and dangerous" home where dirty diapers were on the floor and trash and dirty clothes were scattered about. Drug paraphernalia also was found in the home.

Sanchez told authorities that her boyfriend and his brother had drug problems, but she allowed them to watch her children while she was at work.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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