4-Year-Old Tried Selling Brick of Pot, Neighbor Says
Mother Behind Bars on Drug Charges
SAN JUAN, Texas – A 22-year-old south Texas woman is behind bars after her neighbors reported that her 4-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 Ipina.
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.