Updated: 02/23/2014 5:22 PM |
Created: 02/23/2014 4:34 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com
A mother is accused of trying to give away her sick baby outside an Albuquerque pharmacy.
24-year-old Laura Lopez faces child abuse charges.
Lopez appeared in court on Saturday and is being held on a $15,000 bond.
According to police, a substance abuse counselor overheard her trying to give away the infant in front of the Central Avenue pharmacy.
Police say the infant was covered in a sticky substance due to a severe case of pink eye.
The baby is now in the hospital.