Valley couple allegedly took baby along for trip to ship cocaine
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:06:07 GMT —
A Brownsville couple is facing criminal charges after allegedly taking their baby along on a trip to ship cocaine via FedEx.
Cameron County Sheriff TMs Department deputies arrested 26-year-old Jorge Luis Cruz and 22-year-old Claudia Nelly Cruz on Tuesday.
Court records released Friday show that deputies spotted the couple outside a FedEx shipping center off Expressway 77/83 in Brownsville.
Deputies working drug interdiction duties reported that Claudia Cruz was seen walking into the shipping center with a package.
Cruz told deputies that her husband Jorge Luis gave her package of clothes to ship.
Authorities looked inside and reported finding a package with about 0.88 pounds of cocaine wrapped in electrical tape.
Deputies looked inside the couple TMs car and found their 23-month-old baby in a car seat.
Both Jorge Luis and Claudia Nelly Cruz were charged with possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment.
Cameron County Jail records show that both of them have been released from custody on bond.