Man snitches on mother to have own charges dropped

Posted at: 12/02/2012 4:07 PM
Updated at: 12/03/2012 11:36 AM
By: KOB.com Staff

Photo: Vaughn Godwin
Photo: Vaughn Godwin

An Albuquerque man arrested for vandalism tried to get out of his charges by offering to turn his own mother into police.

Police say 27-year-old Vaughn Godwin was suspected of selling methamphetamine - or meth.

Police said when they went to go look for him at his apartment they saw walls spray- painted and smashed in.

According to the criminal complaint, Godwin said he destroyed the place because his mother was not giving him money or his medications, and that's when Godwin told police his mother was selling marijuana out of her home.

Police said by turning his mother in, Godwin had hoped his charges would be dropped.