Mom arrested after child tests positive for cocaine

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A Las Cruces woman has been arrested after her 9-year-old son tested positive for cocaine.

Officers caught up with 31-year-old Mary Lou Barela after they received a tip she was using social media to solicit herself.

Police say that after submitting to a drug test, her and her 9-year-old son tested positive for cocaine.

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