Mother pleads no contest to child abuse, drug count
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—A single mother of four—who reportedly said she was only transporting drugs to pay the rent—pleaded no contest to two felony charges today.
Superior Court Judge Graciela Freixes immediately sentenced Beatriz Flores, 31, to three years in prison following her plea to one count each of child abuse and possession for sale of heroin, according to Shiara Davila-Morales of the District Attorney’s Office. Four other drug-related counts against Flores were dismissed as a result of her plea.
The Lake Los Angeles woman was stopped about 5:45 p.m. April 18 at Golden Valley Road and Robert C. Lee Parkway in Canyon Country, sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra said after the arrest.
Six bags of heroin were discovered in her 14-year-old son’s groin area, and methamphetamine was allegedly discovered in her clothing as she was being booked, authorities said.
Flores has remained jailed since her arrest.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—A single mother of four, who reportedly said she was only transporting drugs to pay the rent, was jailed after six bags of heroin were allegedly discovered in her 14-year-old son's groin area, authorities said today.
Beatriz Flores, 31, of Lake Los Angeles, was stopped at Golden Valley Road and Robert C. Lee Parkway in Canyon Country at 5:45 p.m. Monday, said Lt. Brenda Cambra of the sheriff's Santa Clarita Station.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—At least 16 people were arrested for allegedly taking part in a burglary ring that targeted vehicles, homes and Toys”R”Us stores in the Santa Clarita Valley, sheriff’s officials said today.
Sheriff’s deputies conducted a raid at 23928 Arroyo Park Drive in Valencia on Thursday and in the 22900 block of Oakridge Drive in Newhall the next day, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Anderson.
LANCASTER, Calif.—A Quartz Hill woman convicted of murder and other charges in the death of her 18-month-old daughter, whom she initially claimed was taken from her in a violent kidnapping, is facing a 25-year-to-life prison term.
Stacey Marie Barker, now 26, is set to be sentenced June 17 by Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky for the March 18, 2009, slaying of her daughter, Emma.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Board of Supervisors today approved hiring seven new monitors to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect in group homes and state-licensed foster care homes.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — An ex-doctor who was also a minister was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison for selling a “brown sludge” made of suntan lotion and beef flavoring as a miracle cancer cure to patients across the country, via ads on a religious TV network and her Mission Hills clinic.
Christine Daniel, 58, of Santa Clarita, who operated a clinic under such names as the Sonrise Wellness Center, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Timlin, who remanded Daniel into custody following the four-hour hearing.