A McDowell couple was taken into custody after police say they discovered drugs in their car around their children.
Officer Daniel Hoskins, of the Marion Police Department, charged 28-year-old Marrissa Laurynda Robinson, of North Light Drive in Nebo, and 42-year-old Herman Elmore Banks Jr., of Hawkins Road in Marion, with one count each of possession of marijuana and non-assaultive child abuse.
On Saturday around 6 p.m., officers were dispatched to a car wash on U.S. 226 in reference to a domestic disturbance taking place with children involved.
When police arrived, the pair gave authorities permission to search their red Chevrolet Blazer. Officers discovered a small amount of marijuana in the car. The suspects’ 5-year-old and 3-year-old daughters were also in the car.
The McDowell County Department of Social Services was notified of the incident.
Banks has been charged with several driving infractions since 2000. Since 2006, Robinson has been in court for traffic violations, drug possession, driving while license revoked, and probation violations.
They were both taken into custody in lieu of a $3,000 bond.