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- Arianna Mojica, 20, of Wilmington, Delaware, is accused of hiding drugs in iced tea cans while her 4-year-old stepdaughter was in the car.
- Police discovered fentanyl, crack cocaine and marijuana inside the iced tea cans, investigators said.
- Mojica's step-daughter was taken safely and released to a guardian. Mojica was released on an $11,702 unsecured bond.
Police arrested a Delaware woman accused of hiding drugs in iced tea cans while her 4-year-old stepdaughter was inside her car.
On Monday, police spotted Arianna Mojica, 20, of Wilmington, driving a silver Acura TL at a high speed at Bungalow and Cypress avenues in Elsmere, Delaware, according to investigators.
The officers pulled Mojica over and determined she did not have a valid driver’s license, was wanted for two outstanding capiases and was also on probation, police said.
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The officers searched through the vehicle and found two iced tea cans along with her 4-year-old stepdaughter. While the iced tea cans were normal in appearance and size, police discovered they were concealing drugs, according to investigators.
In all, police found 23.9 grams of marijuana in several packages, one bag of crack cocaine weighing half a gram and 54 bags of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that’s 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine and also responsible for numerous overdose deaths across the region, investigators said.
The girl was taken to safety and released to a guardian. The Division of Family Services was contacted and will conduct an investigation.
Mojica was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawfully dealing with a child/allowing child to remain in a place drugs are stored and other related offenses.
Mojica was ordered to have no contact with the town of Elsmere and released on an $11,702 unsecured bond.