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Phoenix mom accused of using daughter to hide drugs

PHOENIX – A Phoenix mother has been indicted for allegedly using her 13-year-old daughter to try and hide cocaine from officers during a traffic stop, officials announced Wednesday.

Rufina Lopez Covarruvia allegedly asked her daughter to hide a bag containing $130 worth of cocaine inside her bra, while being pulled over for a traffic stop on Sept. 19.

Three children were in the car at the time of the traffic stop.

Covarruvia has been charged on six counts, including using a minor in a drug offense, transportation of narcotics and conspiracy.

Clara Lovell

Clara Lovell

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