Mother faces charges after young boy found wandering street

Posted at 2:07 PM, Jul 02, 2016
and last updated 2021-02-17 17:43:02-05

SHOHONE, Idaho (AP) -- The mother of a 3-year-old boy found wandering alone in Shoshone is facing marijuana and child endangerment charges.

The Times-News reports that police were called after the 3-year-old walked into a neighbor woman's home Friday morning. The woman did not know the boy's identity or age.

Police canvassed the neighborhood for nearly two hours before finding his mother. When the Department of Health and Welfare inspected the child's home, as mandated by Idaho law, the mother was found to be in possession of marijuana.

The mother, Pamela M. Lopez was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and two counts of injury to a child for the two children in her care. The children were released to their father.

Lopez is expected to appear in Lincoln County Magistrate Court on Tuesday.