CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (The Daily Mail) – Authorities are accusing a Texas mother of selling her seven-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters.
Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi was arrested Friday.
She remained in the Nueces County jail on Wednesday on a charge of sale or purchase of a child. Bond was set at $100,000. Jail records did not list an attorney for her.
DPS says that agents were executing a drug search warrant in Corpus Christi when they located a seven-year-old who had allegedly been sold and purchased, according to KRIS-TV.
Authorities say two girls, ages two and three, were in the process of being sold.
According to the Detroit Free Press, a woman said she bought the boy from Garza for $2,500.
A police report said: ‘Garza stated that she and her boyfriend owe drug money and gave her child to (the woman) who pay $500 cash and clear the owe debt and and extra $700 when the ‘custody paperwork’ was signed.’