Pizza Man Drops Dime on Hungry Pot Puffers

400 pounds of pot recovered from residence

Two parents face charges after a delivery driver in Brownsville allegedly saw smoke and smelled marijuana as children paid for some pizza.

Twenty-nine-year-old Baltazar De La Garza and 25-year-old Desiree Izaguirre were jailed Tuesday on six counts of child endangerment and one count of possession of marijuana. Bail was $330,000 apiece. Electronic records at the Cameron County jail did not list an attorney for either.

KRGV-TV reports the couple's six youngsters who were at the home are staying with relatives as Child Protective Services investigates.

Police late Saturday received a call from the concerned pizza delivery man. Officers recovered about 400 pounds of bundled marijuana from the residence.

Police spokesman Jimmy Manriqque says maybe if the driver just smelled the marijuana and did not see the children he might not have contacted authorities.

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