San Benito couple found passed out with baby

A young couple is behind bars after police allegedly them passed out in their car with the engine on and their baby in the front seat.

San Benito police told Action 4 News the incident happened on the 200 block of East Stenger Road around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police officers allegedly found 24-year-old Ernesto Trevio and his 16-year-old girlfriend asleep with their 11-month-old baby in the girl's lap.

Investigators told Action 4 News that they found 9 grams of cocaine, some marijuana and some ecstasy and xanax pills in the car.

Police arrested both Trevio and his 16-year-old girlfriend child endangerment and drug possession charges.

Authorities released the baby girl to the custody of the father's family.