Missing Smith Co. children allegedly tested positive for meth in December
POSTED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:28pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:31pm
Smith County, Texas (KETK) — The four missing Smith County children, who were allegedly abducted by their mother Monday, reportedly tested positive for methamphetamines last year.
According to Child Protective Services spokeswoman Sheri Pulliam, the children were tested after being taken from their home during a drug raid on December 10, 2013. All of the kids had traces of meth in their system.
On March 24, 2014, Dora Elia Martinez, 33, lied to her sister, Norma Martinez, telling her she had permission to take the children without official supervision. The Smith County Sheriff's Office has been searching for Dora Martinez and her kids since she took them.
The children have been identified as Jared Ayala Martinez, 4-months, Jesus Ayala Martinez, 5, Jose Ayala Martinez, 7, and Jonhy Ayala Martinez, 10.
The suspect is described as 5 feet 1 inch and weighs 135 pounds. She is wanted on four counts of interference with child custody. Martinez may be driving an older model maroon, four-door Ford Explorer.
The Sheriff's Office has photos of Dora Martinez and the two oldest children. If anyone sees the mother or any of these children, please call the Smith County Sheriff's Office at 903-566-6600.
The father of the children is currently in jail for manufacturing and delivery of an illegal substance.