ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police arrested a man on Sunday who is accused of shooting heroin while driving with a child in the car.
According to police, an officer spotted 27-year-old Richard Diaz injecting what appeared to be a controlled substance while he was driving on San Mateo. Police also say that Diaz had a young child in the backseat of the car.
During the traffic stop, police found multiple syringes and other drug paraphernalia on the floor of the car.
Diaz was then arrested and is facing felony child abuse charges.
Police say CYFD was contacted and the child was released to a family member. They also say that Diaz, who lives in Santa Fe, has been booked four separate times in Albuquerque since December 2014.