Ex-funeral home employee accused of using hearse to transport drugs
A former employee at a local funeral home is facing charges after police say he was caught with drugs on the job.
Authorities say Anthony Green of Bryan was found in the garage of Hillier Funeral Home with a Louisiana woman who was in town for a funeral.
Bryan Police say they received a call from a lawyer in Louisiana who was concerned about the woman, later identified as Cara Debacco, because she had just gotten out of drug rehab.
Police were told Debacco was waiting on the employee, Green, who was allegedly driving a hearse around town to get cocaine and marijuana. When police arrived at the funeral home, they say they found the two in the garage with the drugs.
According to a police report, Green ultimately confessed that he was "blowing a little powder."
According to reports, Green told Debacco he often smoked weed and did drugs in the funeral home's garage.
Kyle Incardona is the funeral director at Hillier and says they complied fully with law enforcement when they found out about the incident.
"Nothing is more important to us than the families we serve," Incardona said in a statement to News 3. "Once we were notified of what happened we cooperated 100% with police and the employee was terminated immediately. It's a shame this happened, but our families we serve come first."
Debacco was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Green was arrested for having less than a gram of cocaine and less than two ounces of marijuana.