A husband and wife in Temecula have been charged with child endangerment and possession of drugs after a probation compliance search was conducted at their home, Riverside County Sheriff’s officials reported today.
Officers went to the home just after 5:30 p.m., Friday Feb. 15 after learning heroin was being sold out of the residence located in the 45900 block of Corte Tobarra in the Redhawk area of Temecula.
A search of the home revealed over three grams of heroin, two grams of meth and other drug paraphernalia in the master bedroom closet, Sgt. Geoff Green stated in a sheriff’s press release.
“The closet had no locking device and had children’s toys and clothing in it,” Hess added.
The drugs were stored in an area that was accessible to the children.
Bobby Patton, 35, and Katie Patton, 32 were arrested and booked into the Southwest Detention Center on charges of possession of heroin and methamphetamine, child endangerment and being under the influence.
Anyone with further details regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.
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