08/14/2012 | Sgt. Leanne Worthen, Public Affairs Unit
On Monday August 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm, a social worker from Phoenix Children’s Hospital informed the Yuma Police Department that a ten month old girl was flown from the Yuma Regional Medical Center to Phoenix due to what was originally believed to be a scorpion sting. It was later learned the child tested positive for amphetamines and ecstasy in her body.
Yuma Police Detectives assumed the investigation. It was later discovered the child’s mother, Maria Robles, 25 years old, a Yuma resident, admitted to using methamphetamines and allowed her child access to the drugs.
The child remained at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for treatment and is now in the care of Child Protective Services.
On Monday August 13, 2012 Robles was arrested. She was booked into the Yuma County Detention Facility for child abuse, possession of dangerous drugs, use of dangerous drugs and endangerment.