Yuma mom arrested after baby tests positive for drugs

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Maria Robles By Jennifer Thomas Maria Robles By Jennifer Thomas

YUMA, Ariz. -- A 25-year-old Yuma woman was arrested after her infant daughter tested positive for drugs.

The 10-month-old baby was flown from the Yuma Regional Medical Center to Phoenix Children's Hospital last week for what was originally believed to be scorpion sting. It was later learned the child tested positive for amphetamines and ecstasy in her body.  

Yuma police detectives assumed the investigation and said the baby's mother, Maria Robles, admitted to using methamphetamines and allowed her child access to the drugs.

Robles was arrested on Monday. She was booked into the Yuma County Detention Facility for child abuse, possession of dangerous drugs, use of dangerous drugs and endangerment.

The child remained at Phoenix Children's Hospital for treatment and is now in the care of Child Protective Services.