Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dad allegedly hit cocaine in Christmas stockings (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Now that's one headline I never dreamed I'd be writing. Dad JOAQUIN MARTINEZ is the father with this unusual twist on Holiday cheer.

I see mention of Drug Dealer Daddy and Grandma in this article. Where is Mom?


Cocaine found in Christmas stockings
Suspected dealer has two kids in the house

Updated: Thursday, 23 Dec 2010, 9:36 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 23 Dec 2010, 9:35 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Santa sure didn't fill these Christmas stockings. Police arrested an Albuquerque father for child abuse and dealing drugs after a raid of his home turned up cocaine hidden inside the stockings hanging by the Christmas tree.

Officers suspected Joaquin Martinez was dealing drugs. On Wednesday, they searched his home near Unser and Irving boulevards in Northwest Albuquerque while the family was gone. They found 13 grams of coke in the Christmas stockings.

Martinez has two kids, ages seven and nine.

Cops said Martinez and his grandmother drove by the house during the raid, and then just kept going. Martinez turned himself in later in the day.