Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Parents Held in Child Cocaine Case.

Byline: Jeff Jones Journal Staff Writer

A South Valley couple has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse after two of their young children allegedly tested positive for cocaine.

Steve Yanez, 34, and Michelle Davenport, 28, were arrested Friday, said Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department Detective Robert Bolin.

Criminal complaints filed against Yanez and Davenport in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court said Bolin began looking into the case earlier this month after a state Children, Youth and Families Department investigator informed him the couple's 4-year-old son had tested positive for cocaine.

The discovery was made "during some blood work that had been done to find out why he was feeling sick," the complaints said. …

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