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Parents Threw Bags of Meth Out Car Window In View of Police

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A couple driving through Arcadia was arrested yesterday after they were seen tossing bags of meth out their car window, reports the Pasadena Star-News. Christopher Meza, 22, and Laura Pienda, 21 were pulled over near 5th Avenue and Genoa Street after an officer heard "loud fighting" coming from the car. With two children, ages one and two, in the car with them, the pair then proceeded to throw the baggies out the window in view of the cop.

Inside the car, officials also found hypdermic syringes. Meza and Pienda were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine and child endangerment, and the kids were taken by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.