Mom Arrested After Drugs Found in 3-Year-Old’s Backpack

An Alabama woman was recently taken into custody after law enforcement officials discovered a significant amount of narcotics and several firearms in her possession. Tierra Tocorra Hill, a 35-year-old mother of four, was apprehended by Mobile County Sheriff deputies following a tip-off about her alleged involvement in drug trafficking.

The narcotics team had been tipped off about Hill’s suspected drug activities and had been monitoring her residence, which she shared with her four children, aged 3, 8, 10, and 15. The deputies initiated a traffic stop when Hill left her home in her vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, they reportedly found 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, a handgun, and a small quantity of marijuana.

However, the discoveries in Hill’s vehicle were just the tip of the iceberg. The narcotics investigators subsequently obtained a search warrant for Hill’s residence. Upon executing the warrant, they encountered Hill’s three-year-old child carrying a blue backpack. A search of the backpack revealed an additional 2 kilograms of cocaine.

Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch commented on the shocking discovery, stating, “It’s safe to say that the 3-year-old probably did not put the drugs in the backpack.” He further explained that each kilogram of cocaine, often referred to as a ‘brick’, weighs 2.2 pounds, meaning the toddler was carrying two ‘bricks’ of cocaine in the backpack.

Further search of the residence led to the discovery of another kilogram of cocaine and two more handguns in another backpack. The four children were home alone at the time of the search, with the narcotics and firearms within their reach, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Burch expressed his disappointment in Hill’s actions, stating, “I think she made a deliberate decision to ride around with substantial amounts of drugs and a firearm in her car and leave her children home unattended with even more cocaine and more drugs, so that’s a deliberate action, not a poor decision.”

Hill now faces charges of cocaine trafficking, second-degree possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, and four counts of chemical endangerment of a child.