Couple Charged with Possession of Cocaine

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 9:06am

Brownsville police arrested a couple on the 700 block of Milpa Verde and seized more than a pound of cocaine and marijuana.

Police and DEA agents arrested Emmanuel Avila and Ida Lorraine Betancourt at their home and police say they received a tip and conducted a surveillance on the home. A search warrant was executed and police entered the home and found cash and the drugs,

Both Avila and Betancourt were arraigned on Wednesday morning on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Avila's bond is set at $20,000 dollars and Betancourt's bond at $75,000 dollars.

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