Edcouch Housing Board Member Arrested for Selling Marijuana

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 9:11am

Edcouch Housing Authority Board member Mary Garza is one of three suspects who was arrested for selling drugs out of her home.

Garza, her boyfriend Israel Serna and Alelia Rojas, were arrested on Monday after neighbors made complaints to police about suspicious activity at the home. After Serna and Rojas left Garza's home police pulled them over and found drugs inside the vehicle. Police questioned both Serna and Rojas which lead them back to Garza's home and searched her home finding several pounds of marijuana bagged and ready to be sold. Edcouch Police Chief Eloy Cardenas stated, "These are the pounds that make it in our community. These are the pounds that infiltrate our schools by way of our children, selling in a street level organization. These are the pounds that go into our neighborhoods and getting our kids hooked on them, so to us these kinds of bust are very important."

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