Article: Children taken from couple living in van

Article: Children taken from couple living in van

From the Las Vegas Optic

New Mexico State Police recently arrested a man and a woman on charges of child abuse after finding two children in a van with drug paraphernalia.

Yvonne Rubio-Martinez, 29, and Aaron Newman, 44, were arrested in Pecos on Sept. 28 when an NMSP officer found them sleeping in a minivan in a parking lot along North Main Street. When the officer knocked on the window, Rubio-Martinez opened the door and the officer smelled what is described in court filings as “a very powerful odor” he believed to be marijuana coming from the vehicle. Rubio-Martinez admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in the van. Looking inside the van, the officer noticed two small children.