400 Pounds of Marijuana Found
POSTED: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:40pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm
In Brownsville an anonymous tip helps investigator seize 400 pounds of marijuana found inside a home near an elementary school.
Police say all this marijuana was found inside a home off Peach Rose Road.
The home is just yards away from Benavides Elementary School.
It's some that scares Isela Padilla who lives close to where the bust happened. She lives in her home with her 10 year old niece and 7 year old nephew.
Police say they received an anonymous tip that marijuana was inside the home of 32 year old Maria Espinoza. Brownsville Police's Special Investigation narcotics unit went to the home and obtained permission from Espinoza to search the home. they found the marijuana in the bedroom.
Espizona who has four young child was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. She tells police she was holding it until someone picked it up. police encourage people to use crime stoppers to make more busts like this.