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Mother allegedly hid heroin in teenage son's pants

April 20, 2011 |  8:07 am

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies discovered six bags of heroin inside the pants of a 14-year-old in Canyon Country after pulling the boy’s mother over in a traffic stop, authorities said Wednesday.

The 31-year-old mother from Lake Los Angeles admitted she hid the plastic bags in her son’s pants, authorities said. Her 14-year-old and her other son, who is 11, were released to child protective services after the Monday incident.

Deputies said they also found methamphetamines on the woman.

She told deputies she was a single mother who was transporting the drugs “this one time” to pay the rent, but deputies found evidence indicating she had been selling drugs for some time, authorities said.

Deputies arrested her for possession of heroin for sale, transporting heroin, child endangerment and inducing a minor to transport heroin.

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