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Robstown couple arrested, accused of using children to deliver drugs

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 22:43:07-04

A Robstown couple is behind bars and their children are in the custody of Child Protective Services after being accused of using those children to deliver drugs.

According to Robstown Police Chief Erasmo Flores, their police department along with several law enforcement agencies including the Nueces County District Attorney's Office Criminal Interdiction Unit, Nueces County Sheriff's Office, FBI Safe Streets, and Kingsville South Texas Task Force were investigating this case.

According to Flores, on Friday around 6 p.m., Robstown police served search warrants at a home on the 600 block of Lopez Street and a home on the 900 block of Dakota. Police say when they arrived at the home on Dakota Street, they found eight children between the ages of one and 13. They were alone in a home full of black tar heroine.

Officers later arrested their parents, 29-year old Anna Gamboa and 48-year old Rene Molina.

According to the police report, two people who were questioned admitted to using the children to deliver drugs but no specific details were given.

Child Protective Services has taken custody of the couple's eight children.