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Victorville deputy checks on 2-year-old unattended in car and locates drugs in vehicle

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A deputy who conducted a well-check on a 2-year-old alone inside a vehicle located over 90 grams of methamphetamine, over 30 grams of crack cocaine and, over 1800 grams of marijuana inside a vehicle.

It happened on July 5, 2019, at about 10:53 pm at the Circle K in the 15800 block of Mojave Drive in Victorville.

According to a sheriff’s news release, “Deputy Smith observed a male and female exit a black Dodge Charger at the gas pumps and go inside the store, leaving a two-year-old child unattended in the car.” 

When Deputy Smith approached the car to check the welfare of the child, he saw drugs located in the storage area of the car door, officials said.

Smith contacted the driver and passenger as they returned to the vehicle. The driver, identified as Marques Walker, 31, was the owner of the vehicle and father of the child. Police said Walker is a transient.

“A search of the vehicle was conducted, and deputies found over 90 grams of methamphetamine, over 30 grams of crack cocaine, over 1800 grams of marijuana, numerous pills including Xanax and Ecstasy, paraphernalia associated with the use and sales of drugs, and a large amount of cash,” stated the release.  

Walker was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for possession of a controlled substance for sale and transporting a controlled substance. The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review and consideration of additional charges. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy E. Smith at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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