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      POLICE: Marijuana smoked in front of baby

      A Brownsville man and woman are facing criminal charges after they allegedly smoked marijuana while driving around with their 3-month-old baby in the car.

      Brownsville police arrested 31-year-old Julio Guerrero and 30-year-old Cynthia Pena early Thursday morning.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that a police officer pulled them over off North Coria Street and Los Ebanos Boulevard for expired tags.

      The officer allegedly noticed a heavy odor of marijuana and found a marijuana cigarette in the center console.

      Pea, who was identified as the passenger, allegedly tried to hide a baggie filled with marijuana in the waistline of her pants.

      Police said Pea and Guerrero had a 3-month-old baby strapped into a car seat.

      Investigators believe the two had been smoking marijuana while driving prompting child endangerment and possession of marijuana charges.

      Both Guerrero and Pea appeared before a Brownsville municipal court judge where each was issued $12,000 dollars in bonds.

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