Victoria N. Barrientos hid drugs on kids: Cops

Victoria N. Barrientos (Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office)

A 27-year-old mother in Ohio was arrested this week after law enforcement authorities allegedly recovered an estimated $30,000 worth of unlawful pharmaceutical drugs that she was “hiding” on her children. Victoria N. Barrientos was taken into custody on Monday and was initially charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, trafficking in fentanyl, and money laundering, authorities announced.

Prosecutors on Wednesday morning also filed several additional charges against Barrientos following her initial appearance in Zanesville Municipal Court. Those additional charges include endangering children, corrupting a child with drugs, trafficking in drugs within a school zone, and possession of drugs pertaining to her arrest.

During Wednesday’s hearing, a judge ordered Barrientos’ bond to be reduced from $750,000 to $500,000. However, after filing the latest batch of charges against Barrientos, prosecutors also filed court documents seeking to have her bond increased to $1 million.

Barrientos has a long history of criminal activity in the area and has previously been convicted on drug-related charges and money laundering, Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office said in a press release.

According to the release, Barrientos originally went to prison after she was convicted of laundering money for her boyfriend, Deangelo “D-Lo” Tellis. Tellis is currently serving a 15-year sentence for “engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and narcotics trafficking,” prosecutors said. Upon her release, Barrientos allegedly began reintegrating herself into the drug trafficking community.

Victoria N. Barrientos hid drugs on kids: Cops

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