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Niland mother

February 09, 2001

arrested after

meth found

in motel room

By MARCY MISNER, Staff Writer

NILAND — A county Sheriff's Office deputy arrested a mother and turned over her son to a relative after discovering 8 grams of methamphetamine in her Wednesday.

Sheriff's Deputy Manuel DeLeon was speaking with Kimberly Bustillos, 41, about her son outside her room at Desert Shores Motel about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, said sheriff's Sgt. Pompeyo Tabarez.

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Tabarez said Bustillos was having problems with her son and DeLeon came to the room to speak with the boy.

While talking with the boy, whose age was not available today, DeLeon noticed the boy handling pills and after more conversation with Bustillos and the boy, DeLeon received permission to search the apartment. He found a scale and syringes in the home. Eight grams of methamphetamine was found to have been hidden in a cavity in Bustillos' body.

Bustillos was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and on an out-of-county drug warrant and taken to the county jail. The boy was turned over to a relative, Tabarez said.

Bustillos was in the county jail today with no bail available.

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