OGDEN — Both women caught trying the hide-the-heroin-under-the-baby gambit have pleaded guilty to charges.
Marta Rubelcaba, 42, of West Valley City, and Cynthia Lopez-Garnica, 28, of Salt Lake City, were each charged with second-degree felony drug distribution after their arrest Aug. 10 by the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force.
The strike force was following the pair from Salt Lake City on a tip that the two were delivering heroin to Ogden. When the car stopped in Bountiful, agents moved in and made the arrest out of concern the women had spotted the surveillance.
Agents found 38 grams of heroin in small balloons hidden under the 3-month-old baby in its car seat, according to charging documents.