El Centro police arrested a 48-year-old man Thursday for allegedly using illegal drugs in front of his 14-year-old son.
Police Lt. Tim Blankenship said police arrested Pablo Avila Valenzuela on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Blankenship said officers were dispatched to a home in the 1400 block of North Imperial Avenue at 5:29 p.m. after a juvenile called police to report someone was using illegal drugs in his residence.
When police arrived they arrested Valenzuela.
Blankenship wasn't sure if the 14-year-old son was the one who called police.
Valenzuela remained in the county jail this morning with bail set at $35,000.
The teen was taken to the Betty Jo McNeece Receiving Home.
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