WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls mother has been jailed after deputies reportedly found drugs in her car and discovered she had left her children home alone.
According to the arrest affidavit, Christy Ann Salazar was arrested on Saturday, February 18 after a Wichita County deputy stopped her for speeding on the 3000 block of Pennsylvania Street. Salazar told the deputy she lived in Pennsylvania and asked if she could go check on her children, ages one to ten.
She said she gave a friend a lift and was gone for about 30 minutes. The deputy noticed the smell of marijuana coming from Salazar’s vehicle, and she admitted to having a joint of marijuana and showed it to the deputy. A search of the vehicle found a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Authorities conducted a welfare check on the children and found them unattended. The 1 year old slept in a rocking chair. The 10-year-old boy was found in another bedroom and said he didn’t know how long his mother had been away because she was asleep. Child Protective Service was called to the scene and the children were turned over to another adult.
Salazar was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and abandoning or endangering a child with intent to return. She was jailed and her bail was set at $7,500.