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Kids In Car During Florida Marijuana Bust

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Mug shot of Adrian Menchaca, one of the four suspects charged. (credit: Volusia County Division of Corrections)

Mug shot of Adrian Menchaca, one of the four suspects charged. (credit: Volusia County Division of Corrections)

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL (CBS Tampa) – Volusia County authorities arrest four after two small children were found in a car with 15 pounds of marijuana and a loaded handgun.

Police charged Adrian Menchaca, 27, Jennifer Speece, 19, and Jose Torres-Trevino, 28, with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and two counts of child neglect after Sunday’s arrest.

The two small children were not in restraints, as required by state law.

The three suspects are being held on $14,000 bond apiece.

A fourth suspect, Janette Palomares, was charged with a narcotics offense and two counts of child neglect. She was released from the scene and given a notice to appear in court.

All four suspects are from Wimauma, a suburb south of Tampa.

The Florida Department of Children & Families took custody of the children.

According to police, the seized marijuana has a street value of around $22,500.

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