Odessa police charged a couple Sunday after reportedly finding them intoxicated on synthetic marijuana at their residence with their 14-year-old daughter.
Officers responded to the incident around 5:13 p.m. Sunday at Summertree Place Apartments, 2220 East 52nd St., in reference to a welfare check after the girl’s brother told police their parents, 41-year-old Jose Heredia Jr. and 44-year-old Beverly Heredia, were intoxicated on synthetic marijuana to the point of not being able to function properly, the probable cause affidavit said.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the couple, the report stated, and could smell an odor of synthetic marijuana from the front door.
Beverly Heredia was found in her bed unresponsive and drooling, with her hands clinched as if she was having a seizure, the report detailed, and Jose Heredia had dilated pupils and gave officers delayed responses.
Officers reportedly found the drug’s odor to be overwhelming, and could see a makeshift bong made from a beer can in plain view, the affidavit said.
The 14-year-old girl was found in a very small upstairs area, the release detailed, near her parents’ room where they had been reportedly smoking with the door open, and officers could also smell the synthetic marijuana inside of the girl’s room.
Jose and Beverly Heredia were both charged with endangering a child, a state jail felony, an OPD news release said.
Their child was released to a family member after police notified Child Protective Services, the release stated.
Jail records show the couple was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Monday, with both having bonds set at $7,500, and Beverly Heredia was released on bond the same day.