Odessa Woman Arrested for Allegedly Abandoning Her Kids to Go Buy Drugs

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Odessa police bust a woman who allegedly abandoned her kids while she was buying drugs.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by NewsWest 9, the incident happened while authorities were conducting a narcotics investigation back in early January.

Detectives say they observed 24-year-old Patricia Morales leave her car running with her two-year-old and three-year-old kids inside.

The woman then went inside an apartment in the 4500 block of north Texas.

Detectives followed the woman when she came back out and pulled her over for a traffic violation.

According to the affidavit, Morales told authorities she bought a small amount of marijuana.

Morales was later charged with two felony counts of abandoning her children.

She has since bonded out of jail.