A man and woman allegedly selling methamphetamine out of a San Jacinto home where a child was also living were behind bars Friday.
Jose Juan Herrera and Josefina Carreon, both 41, were arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and child abuse. A friend of the pair, 20-year-old Amy Silva, was also taken into custody on an outstanding narcotics-related felony arrest warrant. She posted a $30,000 bond and was released from jail hours later.
Herrera is being held without bail at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. Carreon is being held in lieu of $40,000 bail at the same jail.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. John Morin, deputies served a search warrant at Herrera and Carreon’s residence in the 500 block of Mistletoe Avenue based on suspicions that methamphetamine sales were taking place there.
The sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team allegedly located drugs and drug paraphernalia during the search, Morin said.
He said a child in the suspects’ care — who was not identified — had been exposed to the contraband.
Riverside County Child Protective Services agents took custody of the youngster.