CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The mother of two infant children was arrested on felony drug charges Thursday afternoon after a Kleberg County Sheriff's Department raid on her home.
Authorities said the drugs they found were packaged up for delivery and some of it was actually hidden in a tree stump of all places.
It happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 600 block of West Johnston Avenue. Officials said 27-year-old Georgina Sophia Gonzales was arrested and taken to the Kleberg County Jail.
Authorities said they had been working on the case for some time and were able to get a warrant to raid the home. Inside they found cash and quite a bit of synthetic marijuana that was being sold to neighbors and anyone else who had the cash.
"We've had reports from concerned citizens about people dealing drugs and we've been doing multiple investigations," Investigator Jaime Garza said. "We just so happened to come across some current information that these people involved were selling street-level amounts of synthetic marijuana."
Investigators said a tree trunk in the backyard was where some of the synthetic marijuana was being hidden.
Child Protective Services was called in on this case because of the children living in the home. The children are now in the care of relatives as the case moves forward.
Agents said they are aggressively going after street-level dealers, which they say are plagueing the Kingsville area.
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