SAN JUAN, Texas -- A 22-year-old south Texas woman is behind
bars after her neighbors reported that her four-year-old daughter
was trying to sell a brick of marijuana.
Maria Ipina of San Juan has been charged with possession of a
controlled substance after her Monday arrest. A San Juan police
dispatcher declined to release any information Tuesday night on
However, Police Chief Juan Gonzalez tells The Monitor of McAllen
that neighbors reported her daughter was going door to door on
Saturday, trying to sell marijuana.
Gonzalez says police went to the Ipina apartment and found more
than 200 grams of cocaine packaged for sale, but no marijuana.
Gonzalez says the girl and her 6-month-old sibling have been
turned over to Ipina's mother. No attorney has been listed for her.