Brownsville, TX - Federal court records confirm the two arrests of two alleged drug runners who had an infant in the backseat of their car. Local 23 has learned, Ashley Rene Resendiz and Carla Michelle Resendiz are charged with "knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute approximately 275.35 lbs. of marijuana," and "conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute."
Friday, Border Patrol spokesperson Carlos Morales confirmed the drug bust in Brownsville, where an infant was in the backseat of the drug running vehicle, a white Ford Escape. According to court records, on April 12, 2019 at approximately 7:00 am, a concerned citizen at the River Bend Golf Course notified the Brownsville Border Patrol, the Escape loaded bundles of possible narcotics was leaving the golf course and traveling to the end of Mississippi River Blvd. River Bend Golf Course extends to the banks of the Rio Grande River.
The court records filed in the US Southern District of Texas confirm the infant is the child of 23-year-old Ashley Renee Resendiz. "Resendiz's infant son was in a car seat in the backseat of the vehicles next to a large bundle of suspected narcotics. A total of five bundles were seized from the vehicle weighing approximately 275.35 pounds."
Resendiz refused to speak without an attorney present but did consent for agents to search their phones. "Upon searching Carla Michelle Resendiz's telephone agents discovered multiple messages between her and an unknown subjects discussing the location and time to pick up narcotics." stated the report.
It is unclear who is in custody of the child.