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Posted on: January 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mother Charged after 3-year-old Daughter Tests Positive for Meth

Magaly Margarit Luna Arrest Mug

Police arrested a Las Cruces woman after her 3-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.

Magaly Margarit Luna, 29, of the 2200 block of Holiday Avenue, is charged with one count of negligent child abuse. The charge is a third-degree felony.

In December 2019 a caseworker from the Children, Youth and Families Department asked police to conduct a welfare check on a toddler. When officers met with Luna, the woman acknowledged using methamphetamines at her home.

CYFD arranged for Luna’s 3-year-old daughter to be tested for drugs. Results proved positive for methamphetamine.

Investigators arranged to interview Luna on January 8 but she asked to reschedule the meeting for the following day. Luna then failed to appear for the interview. A warrant was issued for her arrest and she was taken into custody on Jan. 16.

Luna was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where she is initially being held without bond. Detectives are continuing their investigation and additional charges are possible.

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