SALT LAKE CITY — A West Valley City woman who was facing charges that she used a baby as a "drug mule" has jumped bail.
Authorities said Marta Rubalcaba, 42, has been missing since Monday when she was scheduled to appear in court. She was free on $10,000 bond after being arrested and charged with using her 3-month old niece to transport drugs.
Earlier this month, police stopped Rubalcaba and Cynthia Lopez-Garnica in Bountiful. Officials with the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force said the two women were trying to transport heroin to Ogden by hiding the drugs under the baby’s head in a car seat.
The infant has been returned to her parents in Salt Lake City. Officials said the parents could also face criminal charges as well. The investigation is ongoing.
- Man accused of killing UTA worker dies in prison
- Women underrepresented across Utah's...
- Mike Lee, US Senate to hold monument meeting...
- 7 tips for summer travel while pregnant
- Photo gallery: Deseret News Classic 5K
- Ogden man dies following U.S. 89 motorcycle...
- First-timers and veterans among thousands to...
- Man charged with murdering UTA worker found...
- If Mitt Romney endorsed Gary Johnson,... 69
- Planned Parenthood 'CTR' campaign draws... 64
- New rule sparks debate over teacher... 48
- Utah Democrat: Kaine 'kind of person we... 24
- Sanders urges Utah and other... 24
- San Juan County residents say 'doodah'... 21
- Shurtleff exonerated, but questions and... 18
- Utah Democrats see opportunity in... 17