She Was Also On The Verge Of Selling Her Other Kids, Say Investigators
One mother did the unthinkable in order to settle a drug debt.
According to New York Daily News, Esmeralda Garza, 29, sold her 7-year-old son for $2,500 in order to pay off what she owed for drugs.
The Texas mom was convicted of three counts of selling or purchasing a child and she is set to spend six years in prison.
Texas Department of Public Safety special agents arrested Garza back in July after executing a drug search warrant in Corpus Christi, Texas. Authorities found the 7-year-old boy along with Garza’s 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old daughter, who were about to be sold.
“Garza stated that she and her boyfriend owe drug money and gave her child to (the woman) who (paid) $500 cash and clear the (owed) debt and an extra $700 when the ‘custody paperwork’ was signed,” read the arrest affidavit.
Garza was sentenced to six years for selling the kids and for two years for money laundering and conspiracy to sell or purchase a child, both to be served concurrently.