Nov 23, 2022

After infant hospitalized, mother arrested on suspicion of drug crimes

Posted Nov 23, 2022 5:24 PM
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Authorities seeking father in connection to the investigation

GARDEN CITY — At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, Finney County Sheriff's deputies responses to the 6000 block of Skyline Drive to a report of a choking, unresponsive infant.

Upon arrival, deputies found the infant on the floor barely breathing and immediately noticed drugs and drug paraphernalia in the home, the smell of burnt marijuana. They suspected the infant could be suffering from a drug overdose, according to a news release Wednesday.

The infant was transported to St. Catherine’s Hospital and deputies secured the home. The infant has since been released from the hsopital.

After a search warrant for the residence was secured, a search of the residence resulted in the location and seizure of the following:

• Approximately 5500 counterfeit pills that tested presumptively positive for Fentanyl

• Approximately 59.5 grams of suspected Marijuana packaged for distribution

• THC products

• Several items of drug paraphernalia

The infant’s mother, Johanna Martinez, 21, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment, fentanyl distribution, marijuana distribution, possession of THC, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing. The Finney County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the infant’s father, Carlos Rascon, 20, in relation to this case.

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