A Pinal County woman was arrested last month after a fight with her 17-year-old daughter led police to the discovery of more opiates than you'd probably find at a pharmacy.
Police were called to the home of Eva Martinez on May 18, because she was fighting with her teenage daughter. Martinez was arrested and booked into jail on charges of disorderly conduct and assault against the girl.
The next day, Martinez's daughter went to the police station -- not to bail mom out of jail. Rather, she told cops about the massive amount of opiates her mother had obtained illegally and had been feeding to her and her younger brother for the past two years.
The girl told police that at one point, she overdosed on the drugs her mother fed her and ended up in the hospital.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office investigated the girl's claim and found more than 27,000 opiate-based pills -- including methadone, diazepam, oxycodone, and hydromorphine -- in Martinez's home.
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The street value of Martinez's alleged pharmacy was about $500,000, according to the PCSO.
Martinez, who has previous convictions for forgery and obtaining prescription drugs illegally, was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center on charges of taking the identity of another person, possession of a narcotic drug, administration of a narcotic drug to another, child abuse, endangerment, permitting life, health, or morals of a minor to be imperiled by neglect; and 48 counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance.
Martinez's kids were placed in the custody of their biological father.