Dad gets child endangerment charges for 1 ounce of marijuana

Carlos Martinez // Cameron County Jail Photo

A Harlingen father is facing criminal charges after authorities raided his home and found one ounce of marijuana in his master bedroom.

Cameron County Sheriff's Department and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents raided a home off Executive Drive on Monday.

Court records show that investigators received a tip about the home being used to distribute illegal drugs.

Authorities searched the home where they reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the master bedroom.

Deputies found Carlos Martinez inside the bedroom with one of his two children.

Investigators found one ounce of marijuana in the bedroom and a marijuana cigarette in the headboard of his bed.

Deputies charged Martinez with two counts of child endangerment and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

Martinez was released from the Cameron County Jail on Tuesday after posting $15,500 in bonds.