Couple arrested for possession of drugs, injury to a child
REXBURG — When police helped a six-year-old boy find his apartment, they found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the youth’s home.Police reported that they responded to a call of a lost boy on Sunday night at 160 W. First North.The tot eventually remembered where his apartment was, and police took him back home. When police arrived at the apartment, they detected the smell of drugs inside the home.“When we went in, there was a really strong odor of marijuana coming out of the apartment,” said Police Captain Randy Lewis. “One thing led to another, and we ended up searching the apartment.”Inside the apartment, officers found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Police arrested the boy’s mother, Melinda Honor Loren, 50, and her boyfriend, Robert Allen Aragon, 40, and charged them with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia, felony possession of meth with intent to distribute and misdemeanor injury to a child. Any time a child is near elicit drugs, it is consider an injury to a child.Lewis reported that a relative took custody of the boy. Loren and Aragon are currently being held at the Madison County Jail.As more information becomes available, the Standard Journal will update the story.