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MONROVIA – Police arrested two parents driving with their two young children on Monday after they were found with methamphetamine, police said.

Christopher Meza, 22, and Laura Pienda, 21, both of Los Angeles, were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine and child endangerment, Sgt. Daniel Verna said.

The pair were driving near 5th Avenue and Genoa Street with their children – 1 and 2 years old – at about 5:45 p.m. when an officer tried to pull them over after he heard loud fighting from the vehicle, Verna said.

The officer then observed the pair throw small bags from the window of the car, which police later found containing the illegal drugs.

“We also found hypodermic syringes, lots of them, in the car,” Verna said. “Neither of them are diabetic.”

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services took custody of the children, Verna said.

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