PHOENIX — A Phoenix couple is facing child endangerment charges after they were caught smoking drugs in their vehicle with their 1-year-old daughter inside the car.
Around 8 p.m. on October 7, officers responded to 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road after receiving calls of a suspicious person in a car.
Police found Denisse and Pablo Solorzano inside, along with their young daughter, who was reportedly unsecured.
According to court documents, the officers saw Pablo crumple up a piece of tin foil and try to hide it as they approached. When he was removed from the vehicle, police also found a cut straw on the front seat, as well as squares of tin foil with burn marks in Denisse's passenger door and inside the glove box.
Police said as they searched the vehicle, the interior of the car was filled with smoke "and had an unbearable musky smell."
Fire crews responded to evaluate the 1-year-old girl, and reportedly could not wake her up for several minutes. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where medical staff found fentanyl in her system.
When asked about the drugs, Pablo reportedly said they were Percocet pills, and told officers it was his wife's birthday and he "was stupid" to buy drugs.
Both Pablo and Denisse have been charged with endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pablo has also been charged with drug possession.