Three of the four defendants arrested during a raid in a South Shores neighborhood last week made their first court appearance on Thursday.
48-year old Sue Farenthold, sister of U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, was taken into custody in court after testing positive for methamphetamine use. She had been free on bond until Wednesday's hearing.
"Miss Farenthold has had a positive urinalysis for methamphetamine," said Judge Angelica Hernandez of the 105th District Court. "Ms. Farenthold signed conditions on July 5, 2012. Therefore, at this time, Ms. Farenthold is to be taken into custody for violating her bond conditions."
Her co-defendants, 38-year old Jesus Juarez and 49-year old Michael Wayne, also tested positive for drug use, but because they had not been placed on bond conditions, the judge allowed them to continue on bond.
The fourth suspect in the case, 40-year old Johnny Reynolds, remains in jail on an outstanding warrant.
All four were arrested on July 2 when law enforcement agents swarmed a house in the 5000 block of Cape Romain. Police seized methamphetamine, a small amount of heroine and two guns.
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