An anonymous tip leads to the arrest of a San Benito area woman on drug charges.
The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office says on Thursday some of its investigators and Homeland Security agents raided the home of Maria de los Angeles Juarez, 55, of El Ranchito.
They say they found 1.5 pounds of cocaine and two scales in the home located on the 24,000 block of County Road 990 near FM 1577.
According to a news release from the DA’s office, Juarez admitted the drugs and everything else inside the home were her property.
She has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.
If investigators determine her home is within 1000 feet of La Encantada Elementary School, Juarez may also face additional charges of possessing drugs near a drug free school zone.
In convicted she faces 10 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.