Three missing children were found surrounded by methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on October 17.
According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office, the three children went missing after their mother did not show up to Child Protective Services. She was ordered by the court to surrender her children due to “substantial danger to the physical and emotional health” of the children.”
The Sheriff’s office said a patrol deputy stopped a car for expired registration in east Stockton just before 1:15 a.m. on October 17. The driver was identified as Laura Burkett, 36, and the child’s father, Michael Pinon, 49, was in the passenger seat. They were arrested and taken into custody.
The children were around 11 a.m. on October 17 in Lathrop in the 17000 block of Stone Cellar Way. The mother of the children, Karri Dominguez, 35, was also there.
“Methamphetamine, meth pipes, and other drugs were located throughout the house, easily within reach of the children,” the Facebook post stated.
Pinon and Dominguez were booked for child abduction, child abuse, and disobeying a court order. The three children, Christopher, 9, Evangeline, 11, and Angelica, 16, were left in the care of CPS.