Edinburg cop resigns after arrest for selling synthetic pot

Amanda N. Elizondo

Update: Edinburg police Officer Michael A. Moreno resigned on Thursday, according to the Edinburg Police Department.

A South Texas police officer has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana at a Raymondville novelty store he operates.

Edinburg police say 32-year-old Officer Michael Anthony Moreno of Pharr will be suspended without paying pending results of the investigation.

Willacy County jail records show Moreno and his 24-year-old sister, Amanda Nicole Elizondo of Raymondville, were being held without bond Thursday. Both are charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone.

The Valley Morning Star reports the store in Raymondville is next to a charter school. Police say Moreno owns the store and his sister is an employee.

No attorneys were listed for the siblings, who were booked Wednesday.

Edinburg police didn't immediately return a message Thursday.

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