Santa Fe mother pleads for 12-year-old drug trafficking suspect to come home | KOB 4

Santa Fe mother pleads for 12-year-old drug trafficking suspect to come home

November 19, 2018 05:08 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The parents of a 12-year-old boy, who is facing drug charges, are worried for his safety.


Marcus Isaiah Atencio’s mother said her son’s troubles started when he began hanging out with a bad crowd.

“Maybe he's just trying to fit in. Peer pressure is hard, I think more in males, for my opinion,” Angelique Roybal said.

Roybal said her husband found what he believed were drugs in Marcus’ backpack.

They called the police to report him. However, Royal said Marcus took off before officers arrived.

“I don't mess around and I'm not going make it OK for that to be in our lives or not know that there's not consequences to things,” Royal said.

Roybal said she last saw her son Saturday.

The Santa Fe Police Department issued an alert that said Marcus was missing and wanted for wanted for possession and trafficking of cocaine.

The alert also said Marcus is a suspect in an armed robbery and may be armed.

“I don't know who he's with. I don't know who is influencing him. I don't know if he's scared,” Roybal said. “All these things are playing in my brain. I've played out all the worst scenarios in my mind.”

Roybal said her family has been searching for Marcus, but they have come up empty

“I want him to come home. I want him to come home so we can clear this because it's not right. It's not right what we're hearing,” Roybal said.

Anyone who sees Marcus is asked to call the Santa Fe Police Department. Officers say people should not approach him.



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